Foster Field was named for a man who not only embodied the spirit of San Angelo, but who also helped to create that spirit. That alone is enough reason to name this beautiful stadium in his honor.
Walton A. Foster is a name that will be forever linked to San Angelo. He was a man of great vision for the culture and community of the Concho Valley. The growth of San Angelo was more than a dream for Mr. Foster; It was a calling to which he dedicated his life. Mr. Foster was known throughout the United States as a pioneer in radio and television. His face was the first image people saw as television came to San Angelo. In the radio business, he was one of the first in the country to adopt the “top forty” format that has become the staple for many radio stations today. In the late 60’s, against the advice of many, he brought that format of entertainment and information to the FM band. And as announcer for the original San Angelo Colts baseball team, Walton Foster will long be remembered as the true “Voice of the Colts.” Mr. Foster was a true son of the Concho Valley, a place he would forever call his home. His care and concern for San Angelo was evident in the many boards and civic organizations he guided over the years. He truly understood that a community was nothing without unity and he struggled to make San Angelo a place we could all call home with that sense of pride he always felt. Perhaps simply by enjoying a game he loved, we help to ensure that Walton A. Foster will be a name that will always be remembered in San Angelo. May his memory live forever…in Foster Field.