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Aggie Softball Complex

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 04/26/2010
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Aggie Softball Complex
Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
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The five-year old Aggie Softball Complex, located at the corner of Benbow and Sullivan Streets is a welcome addition to the Aggie athletics department. Prior to the construction of this facility the Lady Aggies played their home games at a local park.

Construction on the facility began in August of 2004 and the initial phase was completed in February of 2005. The field is located east of the Ford Motor Complex formerly Aggie Stadium. It was always the intention to develop that entire area into game regulation facilities. Previously, the field was used as a practice field for baseball. When they moved to the Memorial Stadium, former home of the Greensboro Bats, this provided the perfect opportunity to begin development.

The complex is NCAA compliant regulation. The outfield is made up of tif sport Bermuda grass while the infield is a skinned clay turf mixture. The dimensions are 210 feet down the line and 220 feet to center field with fences that are 6-feet high. It has two bull pens and two batting cages, both located on the 1st and 3rd base sides. The dugouts are above ground and it has a digital scoreboard, however at this time it is not equipped to host night games.

There is an underground sprinkler system designed in zones to only water the infield to keep the dust down. Although there are no permanent concession stands at the moment, there is a mobile concession area for fans to enjoy. The location of the field offers fans the ability to bring the whole family out to picnic on the hill while enjoying the game.

 The benefits of having a park on campus are starting to show through recruiting. In 2007, the school reached its first-ever fast-pitch MEAC softball championship game.

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