All games are scheduled to be played at Billy Bullens Field at Westfield Technical Academy, Smith Avenue, Westfield, MA.
1. Parking is available at the Westfield Technical Academy adjacent to Bullens Field. The school parking lot is accessed from King Street Extension off of Smith Avenue.
2. If necessary, overflow traffic will be directed to other nearby locations.
Questions relating to Bullens Field should be directed to Dan Welch at 413.530.3374 or Dnl.Welch@Comcast.net.
The Greater Westfield Babe Ruth League is excited to be hosting this year’s 13-year old baseball World Series and welcomes all comers to our home field, Billy Bullens Field.
Bullens Field, property of the City of Westfield, is home to our Babe Ruth league games. Westfield High School and Westfield Technical Academy also play at Bullens as does a college summer league team, the Starfires.
Built as a Works Progress Administration project in the 1930’s, the field has been improved throughout through the initiative and efforts of both Babe Ruth and City.
Field Once a wet, swampy area, what is now Bullens Field was best known for the ice skating it attracted. With the building of a new high school on Smith Avenue, the area behind the school (now the Westfield Technical Academy) was developed as athletic fields. Three fields (known as “lower,” “middle”, and “upper” fields) were collectively called Municipal Field. Since the 1930s, the “upper” field has been home to many sports including track, softball, soccer and lacrosse as well as the baseball and football teams that now call Bullens home.
Billy Bullens, for whom the upper field was renamed in the early 1980’s, was an active contributor to both organized and unorganized sports played on the field. He was a coach, as well as a playground director. He kept the grounds of the field and on summer weekends inspired baseball dreams by organizing sandlot games, before Little League came to Westfield in 1950.
As a bronze plaque hanging on the West side of the baseball stands attests, the “stadium” bleachers were built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during 1935 and 1936. Companion concrete stadium bleachers at the football field have since been replaced with new bleachers while the baseball stands have stood the test of time.
Bullens Field has seen a number of improvements through the years, by-in-large made by the Greater Westfield Babe Ruth league. A running track once ran through the outfield with games being halted as runners lapped the field. Dugouts which were once positioned at the bottom of the concrete stands have been replaced with the wooden dugouts seen today. Field irrigation, lighting, the announcement system, the concession stand and the electronic scoreboard are among other improvements. Refurbishing of the stands including the addition of stadium seating, new lighting, and general facelift by the city of Westfield were completed in time for the 14-Year-Old World Series hosted in 2016.