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
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.