Baseball, Concerts and Events at Doubleday Field
As most know, the heart and soul of Cooperstown can be described in one word: baseball. Fitting then, that at the center of our small village is the place widely recognized as the birthplace of America's pastime, Abner Doubleday Field.
Just two blocks from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Doubleday is a fixture in the village of Cooperstown. Open from mid-April through Columbus Day in October (weather and conditions permitting), thousands of visitors come to Doubleday's nearly 10,000-seat stadium each year.
Home to momentous baseball events and special concerts, Doubleday has welcomed some of the baseball world's greatest players as well as musical acts including the likes of Paul Simon, Sugarland, and Furthur. Top annual events include:
- Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend. Celebrate our nation's pastime by taking in the annual Legends Game at the birthplace of America's pastime, Doubleday Field.
- Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Awards Presentation, July. Don't miss the awards ceremony at Doubleday, where the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters, J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers, and Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement recipieints are presented with their awards.
Can't make it to one of these Hall of Fame events? Doubleday offers three games of baseball each day at 10 am, 1:30 pm and 5 pm during the spring and summer seasons, and two games during the day from mid-September until season's end at 10 am and 3 pm.
Be sure to check back for additional events happening in 2015 and beyond!
Play or Rent Doubleday Field
Doubleday plays host to a variety of baseball levels, from youth leagues to former professionals during Hall of Fame events. If your team is interested in playing at Doubleday, check out date availability and fill out an application for an individual game below.
Games are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and applications are processed through the Village Clerk's Office. The cost of individual baseball and softball games range from $400 to $550 per game. Applications must be mailed.