Take A Look At The Purdue Varsity Softball Complex

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  • Home Plate
  • Center Field

    The Purdue Varsity Softball Complex sits on the west edge of the West Lafayette campus, next to the intramural fields and baseball's Lambert Field, with several residence halls within walking distance. Built in 1994, the complex includes a permanent press box on the left field line, a Daktronics scoreboard and permanent grandstands. The complex received the 1997 National Fastpitch Coaches Association/Turface Grounds Crew Maintenance Award as the best field in the nation.

    The view of the softball field from the top of the grandstands. The field is home to the Purdue softball team and hosts many contests in both the fall season and during the spring. The Boilermakers hold an all-time home record of 70-62 (.530), after an 11-10 2001 season.

    The Purdue Varsity Softball Complex's permanent grandstand holds crowds of up to 1,000 people. Also seen here is the visiting team dugout, batting cages and bullpens. Purdue is one of the few schools in the Big Ten to have separate warm-up areas for both teams.

    The Purdue Varsity Softball Complex is located on the west side of the Purdue campus with a beautiful view of other campus recreational facilities behind it. The new Boilermaker Aquatics Center is beyond the centerfield fence in this photo.

    A view of the third base line and the Boilermakers' dugout shows the amenities of each dugout at the complex. Each dugout is equipped with individual lockers for each player, as well as built in shelves and equipment storage areas.

    The view around the outfield fence of the Purdue Varsity Softball Complex reveals the foul poles at 200 feet deep and center field at 220 feet deep. The Purdue grounds crew, headed by Ron Clites, Mark Beck and Doug Jones, do an outstanding job of preparing the field and hanging each Big Ten schools' flag before each home event.

    From centerfield, the softball field is laid out with the Purdue (home) dugout on the right side with the visitor's on the left side. The permanent grandstands, with seating for 1,000, are shown behind the backstop.

    This view of the field and right foul line shows home plate and the campus backdrop of two residence halls behind the right field fence and beyond the intramural fields that border the complex. The residence halls are directly south of the Varsity Softball Complex.