University of Kansas Varsity Softball Stadium

University of Kansas Varsity Softball Stadium
The challenge of phasing the project while creating an intimate sports venue from the outset was a priority. Even Phase 1, with temporary bleachers has vastly improved the home of Jayhawk Softball.
(The phases of construction have been carefully planned so KU)..."does not give up the vision."
- Tracy Bunge,
Head Softball Coach, University of Kansas

SportsPLAN Studio was selected to begin design of a project to be developed in several phases between Big XII seasons after a $2 million donation was given to the University.

Design and construction documents for the playing field, dugouts, batting cages and temporary spectator facilities were completed in less than five months, and demolition of the existing playing field began immediately following the last game of the season.

The new playing field was completed in the fall of 2003 to be established by opening day in March. The next phases of the project, already in design, will add new grandstands, a pressbox and a varsity team clubhouse for KU Softball, Soccer, visiting teams and officials.

Services

Feasibility Study
Programming
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

New Playing Field and Dugouts
1,200 Spectator Seats
Press Box and Camera Deck
Concessions Stands and Jayhawk Store
Team Clubhouses
Sports Medicine
Coaches and Officials' Locker Rooms
Project Architect: Pam Scott
Architect of Record: SportsPLAN Studio
Project Cost: $4 million
Owner Reference: Warren Corman,
University Architect
Completion Date: 2003 - Phase 1
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