WKU SOFTBALL COMPLEX
The WKU Softball Complex, built in conjunction with the soccer field, was part of a $1.2 million development to create one of the finest softball facilities in the conference and region. The softball project, which began in 1999 and was completed in just six months, involved laying the playing surface, the construction of both dugouts and a backstop, the outfield fence, bullpens and batting cages. A full-service scoreboard was added in right field in March, 2000.
The Lady Toppers made their debut at the WKU Softball Field on February 23, 2000, with a doubleheader against Evansville, and earned their first home victory just three days later with a 4-2 defeat of in-state rival Eastern Kentucky. WKU went on to post a 16-5-1 record at the field that year.
Construction continued following the Lady Toppers' inaugural season with the creation of the concession stand and press box facilities, located behind home plate. Lights were also added, giving the squad the ability to host night games for the first time during the 2000-01 school year. The addition of lights in time for the 2001 season allowed Lady Topper softball to host a pair of in-season tournaments, the WKU Spring Classic and the Lady Topper Classic, a trend that continued in future seasons. Also thanks to the addition of lights, start times for week games were able to be moved to 5:00 PM, giving the community a better opportunity to come out and support Lady Topper softball.
After the completion of the concession stand and press box facilities, which also includes fully-equipped restrooms, WKU installed 350 permanent chairback seats prior to the 2002 season. The facility also has the ability to add bleachers to increase seating capacity in the future.
Directions To WKU Softball Complex
From Natcher Parkway: Get off on the second exit (Exit 7) from the Natcher Parkway. Turn left onto Russellville Road. Follow Russellville Road to University Boulevard and turn right. Take an immediate right onto Creason Drive. The Softball field and Soccer pitch will be on your right in that order.
From Cumberland Parkway & I-65 North: Get onto I-65 South to Nashville. Take the Bowling Green exit (Exit 28) by the Corvette Museum. The Road will divide; take the left road onto Louisville Road. Follow this road until it changes into University Boulevard. Continue past the basketball arena, football stadium, & baseball field; turn right onto Creason Drive. The Softball field and Soccer pitch will be on your right in that order.
From I-65 South: Take Exit 20 to the Natcher Parkway. Follow Natcher Parkway to Exit 7. Turn Right onto Russellville Road. Follow Russellville Road to University Boulevard and turn right. Take an immediate right onto Creason Drive. The Softball field and Soccer pitch will be on your right in that order.