April 14, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - The lights will shine on Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field - the new home of Gonzaga University - on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when Washington State University visits the Bulldogs.
That also means Friday's dedication game against Saint Mary's College will be a 6 p.m. contest with pre-game ceremonies beginning at 5:45 p.m. to officially dedicate the facility which opened March 14 with the Bulldogs first game in their new home.
"Garco Construction and PowerCity Lighting are superstars," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "Once everything arrived it took them a week to install and test everything to allow us to have lights for Tuesday night's game with WSU and for our dedication game on Friday."
The final pole was installed Thursday night and the final testing took place Friday night.
"They made it their personal challenge to get us up and running by Tuesday's game and they were more than up to that challenge. We're appreciative of the effort," Roth said.
Roth reminded fans the start time for Friday's dedication game is now 30 minutes earlier than originally published, most schedules reflecting a 6:30 p.m. start.
"The game time was moved to 6 p.m. to better accommodate our dedication ceremonies which will begin at 5:45 p.m.," Roth said. "It will be a special week in Bulldog baseball history as we play our first campus night game on Tuesday against WSU and officially dedicate Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field on Friday against Saint Mary's."