Pregame 3:45 DH on ZONEHD 95.1-3
College Station, TX
The Aggies have won over 83 percent of their games over the last five seasons at the Aggie Softball Complex, which opened in 1994. Overflow crowds and national television audiences have made the complex a great place to watch high-level Division I softball.
Located on the west side of the A&M campus adjacent to the Anderson Track & Field Complex and across the street from Olsen Baseball Field, the complex is representative of the A&M athletic department's continued support of its women's programs and its commitment to improving the A&M softball program.
When construction began on the Texas A&M Student Recreation Center and Natatorium in 1993, the A&M softball team was forced from its previous home field located on one of the intramural fields at Penberthy Fields on the A&M campus. The Aggies adopted Bee Creek Park in College Station as their home softball field throughout the 1993 season and most of the 1994 season. But with the help of previous athletic director John David Crow, then-athletic director Wally Groff and the entire A&M athletic department, the Aggies now have a new place to hang their helmets. On March 30, 1994, A&M played its first official game at its new field as the Aggies swept Texas-San Antonio in a doubleheader.
Park highlights include covered raised seating for 1,750 eight feet above playing field level. The complex features a lighted field that houses a state-of-the-art drainage system. An eight-foot padded wall with a warning track rings the outfield, with center field depth at 220 feet and right and left field depths at 190 feet. A grounds crew, supervised by award-winning groundskeeper Leo Goertz and assisted by Craig Potts, is responsible for playing surface maintenance.
Moreover, the complex is equipped with sunken dugouts, four lighted batting cages, two bullpens and an enclosed press box. It also houses a separate ticket office as well as restroom facilities and a concession area.
The softball team added another gem to the complex with the opening of the softball building in the spring of 2003. The new home for Aggie softball is wraps around the back side of the grandstands and includes a locker room, players' lounge, coaches' offices, storage area and visitor's locker room, along with easy access to either dugout.