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UC Merced: Addition of a Baseball Team. Why Baseball?. Chance to add to the athletic culture of the school. Attract new student base to the school. Generate a fan base and offer baseball youth camps in the community.

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why baseball
Why Baseball?
  • Chance to add to the athletic culture of the school.
  • Attract new student base to the school.
  • Generate a fan base and offer baseball youth camps in the community.
  • Large pool of junior college baseball players in Northern California. Conferences include: Bay Valley, Big Eight, Coast North, Coast South, Central Valley, Golden Valley.
why baseball1
Why Baseball?
  • Very common for junior college baseball players to transfer to a four-year school.
  • Baseball is competitive at all levels of collegiate baseball in California. Many good players are always looking for a school to play baseball for.
  • Close proximity to Northern and Southern California junior college campuses for recruiting.
  • Merced junior college has a consistent winning history in its baseball program. Possible chance to draw talent to UC Merced
why baseball2
Why Baseball?
  • Central Valley weather offers excellent baseball conditions all months of the year.
  • UC Merced is in need of a men’s program as only two are offered compared to four women’s athletic programs.
why baseball financially
Why Baseball: Financially

-Newspaper recognition

-Website recognition

-Radio broadcast

-Potential Television deal

-"Bobcats" logo.  Will aid in the selling of merchandise

-Sponsorship at events and on field

-Field Rentals when not used by school

-Popularity will increase the amount of applicants, higher demand = higher tuition

-Alumni of baseball team will potentially "give back" through donations

budget summary expected revenue
Budget Summary: Expected Revenue
  • Summer Youth Baseball Camp
  • Golf Tournament
  • Concessions and Ticket Sales
  • Team Program Sponsorship
  • University Support
  • Cooperate Sponsorship
  • Private Athletic Program Donations

Anticipated Total: $6,000,000

budget summary expenses
Budget Summary: Expenses
  • Practice Equipment -$7,515
  • Field Equipment - $6,035
  • Game Day Equipment - $2,794
  • Uniform Cost – $5,100
  • Umpire Cost - $6,375
budget summary expenses1
Budget Summary: Expenses
  • Stadium Construction - $2,587,256
  • Field Maintenance - $97,465
  • Travel Cost - $19,600
  • Meals - $20,475
  • Hotel Rooms - $9,450
  • Post Season Tournament - $16,500
budget summary expenses2
Budget Summary: Expenses
  • Coaches Salary - $72,300
  • Recruiting Cost - $11,500
  • Miscellaneous Costs - $17,500

Estimated Total Expenses:


baseball field
Baseball Field

Field will include:

  • Dugouts
  • Backstop
  • Fence
  • Concession Stand
  • Restrooms
  • Bleacher Seating
  • Sprinkler System
  • Pitching and batting cages
proposed space for baseball field
Proposed Space for Baseball Field
  • The “Recreation Field” would be an ideal location on campus for a Baseball Field.
  • The Two Parking lots nearby can serve as parking for Baseball Events
  • There are also potential locations near Lake Road and Scholarship Lane

The addition of a Baseball Team will further build the UC Merced community, offering another avenue of opportunity for its students. Furthermore, it will encourage the local community, schools and kids to get more involved. Financially, the Baseball program will give back, just as much as it may need to take in. Overall, it will be a major addition and will prove to be beneficial for all who attend UC Merced.