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Houlihan Park has been the home for the Fordham baseball team since its most recent renovation in 2005. Then-named Jack Coffey Field, for the longtime Fordham baseball coach, the facility underwent a $4.3 million renovation, which included a new drainage system, a new FieldTurf surface, a new scoreboard and sound system, and lights. In addition, new bullpens, recessed dugouts, a 500-seat grandstand, a press box and a renovated entrance were also a part of the new look of the complex.
The baseball field was renamed Houlihan Park, after Jim Houlihan '74 and his family pledged $1 million to Fordham University's baseball program. The donation supported Fordham baseball in its efforts to establish and sustain a national recruiting program, provide additional resources for team travel and supplement equipment purchases that exceed the annual budget.
The Houlihan family has strong roots at Fordham. Jim Houlihan pitched for the Rams from 1971 to 1973, and his brother Jack Houlihan (CBA '75) was a catcher from 1972 to 1975, while six other members of the Houlihan extended family have attended Fordham.
Houlihan Park's first full season of use was 2006, when the field played host to the Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship. It was the first time that the Championship returned to a campus site in its entirety since 1986. In that championship, Saint Louis garnered its first-ever Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship over St. Bonaventure. The Championship returned to Houlihan Park for a second time in 2012, where the title game between Richmond and Dayton was broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network.
Since its re-opening, Houlihan Park has served as a great home field advantage for the Rams, as Fordham has posted an 99-66 record, winning 60% of its home games.