The field was named after distinguished alumnus and Kappa Sigma brother David "Davy" Hoy, of which the "Davy" from Cornell's fight song, Give My Regards to Davy makes reference to. Hoy also served many years as the university's registrar and was involved the in the baseball program.
It opened in 1922 and has batting facilities that are dedicated in memory of Kerry Brooks, a 1990 graduate of Cornell and a former "Big Red" co-captain.
Hoy Field is located just west of Schoellkopf Field and east of the Engineering Quad on the southern end of Cornell's campus. The dimensions of the field from home plate to the outfield fence are 315 feet in left field, 405(?) feet in center field and 325 feet in right field. The seating capacity of Hoy Field is about 500. For many years the Bacon Cage, an indoor batting practice facility that was also used as an indoor golf driving range, was located between Schoellkopf Field and Hoy Field. However, Bacon Cage was demolished to build a parking garage and new press box on the west side of Schoellkopf Field.
In 1947 it was proposed that the School of Industrial and Labor Relations be housed in a new building that would be partly build over the field, but protests from students and alumni blocked the project.
In 2006, the grass turf was removed and replaced with FieldTurf, which has many grass-like properties. In 2012, the field hosted the 2012 Ivy League Baseball Championship Series, in which Cornell defeated Dartmouth two games to one.
- Richard H. Penner (2013). Cornell University. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-0-7385-9796-6.
- A History of Cornell. Cornell University Press. 31 October 1962. pp. 569–. ISBN 0-8014-0036-8.
- Fleischman, Tom (8 May 2012). "Cruz Blasts His Way into Cornell Lore". TheIthacaJournal.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
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