Eagle Field's Latest Additions Nearing Completion
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's Eagle Field is nearing completion of its latest set of additions.
The newest additions to the softball complex include locker rooms and bathrooms in a building behind the playing field. The new building will not only allow the players a place to prepare for the game but will also provide the fans a better gameday experience.
“It is a nice change for the players, as it will give them a place that they can call home,” said head coach Maggie Johnson.
A new brick retaining wall was installed around the area behind home plate. Its addition will enhance the overall apperance of the stadium.
The infield was also improved with the addition of new dirt and the field was laser graded to allow for better drainage.
“It is going to be a bit of an adjustment for the girls when a ball goes to the backstop. When a pitch goes by the catcher, it now bounces right back which will make things interesting,” stated Johnson. “With the netting in place of the chain link backstop, it is also a really nice upgrade and adds better visibility for the fans.”
The bullpen is being reworked using warning track material and is being redesigned so that the pitchers will throw in the same direction as they would on the field.
“It will be nice to have our own area beside the batting cage,” said Johnson.
Over the past couple of years, the athletic department has added new seating, a press box and a new scoreboard to the softball complex.
The ribbon cutting of the latest additions to Eagle Field will be held on February 13th at 1 p.m. followed by the season opener against Troy.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:01