It was the vision of City Manager, John “Herm” Suplizio, to make the fields of the City of DuBois small versions of minor league ball fields and a place people would seek to play. That dream was achieved, as the City of DuBois is home to three of the best fields in the Tri-State area. Showers Field has been around since the 1940s. In 2012, a major renovation took place, and it truly is one of the City’s major assets. Heindl Field is a multi-functional field that was renovated to accommodate individuals with special needs, enabling them to play softball. Stern Field, formerly the Teener Field, was the last to be renovated and is considered the little brother to the well-known Showers Field. Teams come from miles around to play in DuBois.
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Back in the 1940s, Kenneth “Gamey” Showers, leased from the City of DuBois the plot on which Showers Field sits. With the help of friends, the group converted the once swamp land into the original Showers Field. Major league scouts would come to DuBois for baseball tournaments at Showers’ Field, looking for new talent. As a result, several ball players went on to play in the major leagues, including Albert Walter “Sparky” Lyle of Reynoldsville. Other local baseball players drafted from DuBois have been Jim Pittsley and Garret Peterson. In the last few years, Showers Field has gone through a series of projects and expansions to complete the major renovation, transforming it from just a great baseball field into a first-class baseball facility. Some even commented, that it replicates a minor league ballpark.
The field is located where the girls‘ softball field had once been. Many organizations use the field: The Challenger League, Little League, Penn State DuBois, DuBois Area High School and DuBois Central Catholic to name a few. It is a multipurpose field, but the turf is designed for children who are in wheelchairs or need assistance on the entire field.
The field was established in 2019 and has been an icon in the DuBois Area. It is considered the little brother to the well-known Showers Field. Stern Family Field has many of the same amenities as Showers; such as, 100% turfed field, grandstand seating, video board, scoreboard, and VIP Box. It is located in the DuBois City Park right next to Heindl Field, close to the City Pool, and the DuBois Little League Field.
The City of DuBois offers two opportunities to advertise at the fields. Showers Field has a large screen in left field, and currently your logo is placed on the small screen above the concession stand. Heindl Field’s sign is located on the first baseline by the beautiful fountain. To submit an ad, please go to Forms and Permits and select Shower & Heindl Ad Form.
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