Venue Review: Union College Football, Frank Bailey Field, Schenectady, NY

Last weekend, I got a chance to attend my first Union College football game in Schenectady, NY. It was definitely a nice experience for my first in-person college football game in a long time.

Union College is a nice little school tucked away in Schenectady, NY. Their football team plays in Division III and is a member of the Liberty League.

A view of the scoreboard and American flag (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)
The field isn't hard to get to at all and almost all the parking for games are in the street adjacent to the field. The parking is free.

I didn't have to buy a ticket because I media credentials. However, the cost of a ticket was only $8 for an adult which isn't bad. There is a hill on the visiting team sideline where many fans sit and watch the game. I'm not sure if sitting there requires a ticket. If it doesn't then that's pretty cool.

A view of the hill over looking the field (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)
The field itself is pretty basic with the normal stands and press box. Many fans don't sit in the stands but rather stand along the fence line or on the hill.

Stands and press box (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The venue is pretty clean and well taken care of. It has a unique charm for a small school venue. One of the cool things that happens during the game is that at after every Union score they shoot off a canon. All though it's extremely loud, it's still pretty awesome.

After the game they allowed fans to go on the field and get autographs of the Union football team.

Overall, it's a nice little venue to visit on a Saturday afternoon to catch a football game.

Here are some more pictures of Bailey Field:

In the distance fans come down the walkway to the game (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The football field is in the middle of the track (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Press box (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The turf looks really nice (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The scoreboard (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

A view from the back of the endzone (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

A view from the visiting sideline looking at the home sideline (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

A shot looking the endzone and campus in the background (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

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