BITTINGER STADIUM Softball Stadium

Video Tour
Bittinger Stadium Firsts
2016 Stadium Information
Construction History

Directions
Bittinger Stadium (1330 McCormick Road)

From Indianapolis
Take I-65 North to State Road 25 (exit 175).
Take a left on State Road 25, towards Lafayette, for approximately 1 mile.
Turn right on Sagamore Parkway. Stay on Sagamore for approximately 2 miles to Yeager Road (fourth stoplight).
Turn left on Yeager Road.
Follow ensuing roundabout (approximately 0.25 miles) to Northwestern Avenue.
Make a right on Cherry Lane (second stoplight).
Continue on Cherry Lane through McCormick Road (first stop sign; approximately 1 mile).
Parking is on the west side of the Bittinger Stadium, with additional parking in the gravel lot south of the Grand Prix track. For additional parking options, turn left on McCormick Road and turn into Folk Field/Schwartz Tennis Center parking lots. Parking attendants will be on hand to assist on game days.

From Chicago
Take I-65 south to S.R. 43 (exit 178).
Turn right off ramp.
Follow State Road 43 approximately 7 miles to the fourth stoplight (State Road 26 West/State Street).
Turn right on State Road 26.
Turn right at second stoplight (Grant Street).
Follow Grant Street to next stoplight.
Turn left on Northwestern Avenue.
Follow Northwestern Avenue to Cherry Lane. (third stoplight; approximately 1 mile)
Turn left on Cherry Lane.
Continue on Cherry Lane through McCormick Road (first stop sign; approximately 1 mile).
Parking is on the west side of the Bittinger Stadium, with additional parking in the gravel lot south of the Grand Prix track. For additional parking options, turn left on McCormick Road and turn into Folk Field/Schwartz Tennis Center parking lots. Parking attendants will be on hand to assist on game days.


The Boilermaker Softball Stadium opened March 20, 2015, with Purdue defeating Wisconsin 9-0 in five innings. The facility was dedicated April 11, 2015, prior to the Boilermakers' game against Nebraska.

On December 19, 2016, the Boilermaker Softball Stadium was renamed Bittinger Stadium, in honor of Marvin L. and Elaine Bittinger and their family for their generosity and support of Purdue student-athletes.

Since earning his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Purdue in 1968, Professor Bittinger has been teaching mathematics and writing textbooks at the university level for nearly 50 years. He has authored more than 250 mathematics publications, which have sold more than 13 million copies. In addition, Marv has written a book entitled Dusty Baker's Hitting Handbook, co-authored by Jeff Mercer and longtime Major League Baseball player and longtime Major League Baseball player and manager Dusty Baker.

Professor Bittinger also has had the privilege of speaking at many mathematics conventions. His topics have included Baseball and Mathematics and Mathematical Evidence for Christianity.

Professor Bittinger truly loved his time as a student at Purdue, and his fondness for the university has carried over to his family. He and his wife, Elaine; sons, Lowell and Chris; and granddaughters, Emma, Sarah, Maggie and Claire; have traveled near and far to support the Boilermakers in athletic competitions. In addition to watching Purdue softball games in Arizona and California, Marv also annually attends the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

Bittinger Stadium is located adjacent to Alexander Field and Folk Field near the intersection of Cherry Lane and McCormick Road on the northwest edge of campus.

The $13-million stadium is part of the Mackey Complex master plan approved by the Purdue Board of Trustees in 2007. The cost included related site work and infrastructure.

The stadium is built in traditional Purdue style with brick and masonry exterior facades and a concrete spectator area with a combination of bench and chairback seats. Seating capacity is 1,000, with the ability to expand in the future.

Both the home and visiting dugouts are heated, and both teams have dedicated bullpens and batting cages. The Boilermakers' home dugout is located along the third-base line and adjacent to a clubhouse that features a locker room, lounge, team meeting area and athletic training treatment area. The clubhouse is attached to an enclosed and heated training facility that allows for offseason batting and pitching workouts.

A press box includes media seating, radio and television announce booths, and a game-day operations area. Television-quality lights allow for night games to be televised.

Restrooms and concession stands complete the fan experience.

From 1995 to 2014, the Boilermakers played their home games at the Boilermaker Softball Complex, which was constructed along Stadium Avenue in 1994-95, in conjunction with softball becoming an intercollegiate sport at Purdue. The Boilermaker Softball Complex had limited amenities, including no permanent restrooms and, after being built, saw the construction of an electrical substation and a parking lot for the Córdova Recreational Sports Center.


The Boilermaker Softball Stadium was dedicated April 11, 2015, prior to Purdue's game against Nebraska. Pregame ceremonies included three ceremonial first pitches - first by Tanya Stall Koeppen, who played on the first Purdue varsity softball team in 1994 through 1997, followed by Katie Mitchell (2006-09) and junior pitcher Lilly Fecho.


Bittinger Stadium Firsts (2015 Season)
Game: March 20 vs. Wisconsin (Purdue won 9-0 in five innings)
Pitch: Lilly Fecho (March 20 vs. Wisconsin)
At-Bat: Maria Van Abel, Wisconsin (March 20)
Purdue At-Bat: Alyssa Koorsen (March 20 vs. Wisconsin)
Hit: Kelsey Jenkins, Wisconsin (March 20, infield single in third inning)
Purdue Hit: Paris Andrew (March 20 vs. Wisconsin, infield single in third inning)
Double: Lexi Valone (March 20 vs. Wisconsin, third inning)
Triple: Stephanie Huang, Rutgers (March 28 - Game 2, third inning)
Purdue Triple: Ashley Burkhardt (March 28 vs. Rutgers - Game 2, third inning)
Home Run: Katie Harrison (March 20 vs. Wisconsin, grand slam in fourth inning)
RBI: Paris Andrew (March 20 vs. Wisconsin, bases-loaded single in fourth inning)
Run Scored: Ashley Burkhardt (March 20 vs. Wisconsin, fourth inning)
Walk: Ashley Van Zeeland, Wisconsin (March 20, second inning)
Purdue Walk: Ashley Burkhardt (March 20 vs. Wisconsin, fourth inning)
Strikeout: Maria Van Abel, Wisconsin by Lilly Fecho (March 20, first inning)
Stolen Base: Ashley Burkhardt (March 20 vs. Wisconsin, fourth inning)
Double Play: Rutgers (March 28 - Game 2, fourth inning)
Purdue Double Play: April 10 vs. Nebraska (fourth inning, Paris Andrew to Ashley Burkhardt)
Pitching Win: Lilly Fecho (March 20 vs. Wisconsin)
Save:
Purdue Series Win and Sweep: March 20-22 vs. Wisconsin
Extra-Inning Game: March 29 (Rutgers won 2-1 in 10 innings)
Multi-Homer Game: Rutgers (March 28 - Game 1)
No-Hitter: Lilly Fecho (April 29 vs. Indiana State)


2016 Stadium Information

Accessible Seating: Fans requiring special assistance are urged to make all ticketing arrangements through the ticket office well in advance. Call 765.494.3194 or 800.49.SPORT.

Concessions: Concession stands, managed by Learfield Levy, LLC, offer a wide selection of food and drinks. Alcoholic Beverages will be available to purchase on Weekend Series, from the Concession Stand.

Gates Open: Gates always open 60 minutes prior to the first pitch.

Groups: Group tickets are available for all home games, subject to availability. To qualify for discounted ticket prices, a minimum of 20 tickets must be purchased. For more information, call 765.494.3325.

Lost and Found: Report or claim articles at the Promotions Table located on the concourse at the Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Articles not claimed during or immediately after the game are turned over to the Athletics Ticket Office (765.494.3194). Items will be kept in the ticket office for approximately 14 days from the date of the game.

Non-Permissible Items: Items that are not permitted in the stadium include pets; noisemakers or irritants; seat backs; alcoholic beverages, coolers, cans, bottles or food; banners, large signs or any item that may block the views of others.

Parking: Parking is free of charge and located adjacent to the Boilermaker Softball Stadium in various parking lots. Golf cart shuttles will be available 1 hour prior to first pitch and up to 30 minutes after the conclusion of each game.

Programs: There are three locations to pick up programs. The locations are; outside Boilermaker Softball Stadium Ticket Office, near the promotions table on the concourse, and near the Fanatics kiosk on the concourse.

Suites: Suites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for Purdue Softball home games. For more information about availability and pricing, please call 765.494.3325.

Souvenirs: Purdue merchandise is available from the Fanatics Trailer located right outside the stadium, or the Fanatics kiosk located on the concourse. A portion of each purchase goes to benefit Purdue Athletics. Shop anytime online at purduesports.com.

Tickets: To pick up will-call tickets or purchase tickets on game day, visit the ticket office located near Gate 2 of the Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Tickets can also be purchased online at PurdueSports.com. On game day, the ticket office at the Boilermaker Softball Stadium opens 1 hour prior to the first pitch. Photo identification is required for pickup of will-call tickets. Please visit PurdueSports.com and click on TICKETS for more information regarding Purdue Softball tickets. In the event that a game is cancelled or postponed, tickets may be exchanged for any remaining game that season free of charge.

You: You, our guests, are the focus of everything we do. The Purdue athletics staff is here to make your Boilermaker Softball Stadium experience a special and memorable one. Enjoy the game, have a great day - and BOILER UP! HAMMER DOWN! HAIL PURDUE!


Construction History
Jan. 29, 2015
Oct. 30, 2014
Sept. 30, 2014
Aug. 8, 2014
June 26, 2014
June 17, 2014

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