The Birmingham-Southern Softball Park, along with the adjacent BSC Tennis Complex, was erected in the spring of 2001 and opened its gates for the inaugural season of Panther softball in 2002. The facility, second to none in the South, features sunken dugouts, a state-of-the-art press facility, home clubhouse and concession stand. The field is made up of Bermuda grass overlying a special sports surface, while the infield consists of a clay mixture covered with Crimson Stone. Batting cages and bullpens provide additional training and facility space for the program.
Prior to the 2003 season, a grand stand featuring 200 permanent chair-back seats was installed to accommodate approximately 350 total fans with the use of additional third base line bleachers. Additional seating and picnic areas surround the facility, making it the perfect host for in- and post-season, plus fall exhibition tournaments.
As a testament to its unique and innovative design and environs, the BSC Softball Park was awarded with and served as the host site for the 2004 Big South Conference Softball Championships -- just the second BSC facility to host such a tournament.
The press facility features high-speed Internet access and telephone access for media and visiting officials. All home regular season and postseason games are "statcast" on the Internet where fans can follow the game action online.
Bullpens line both left and right fields and are gated and accessible from the playing surface. Two full-size batting cages, tees and other hitting aides are located behind the right field line in the designated warm-up area for the facility.
The BSC Softball Park, however, is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of facilities available to the Panther players for training, fitness and development. The Athletic Weight Training Facility is housed in the Striplin Sports Center and features state-of-the-art Cybex training equipment, as well as standard free weights. There is also a new weight room and Hall of Fame room under construction that is scheduled to be ready in January of 2006.
The home clubhouse at the BSC Softball Park is a full-service facility, complete with individual lockers, video and presentation amenities for scouting reports and game review and athletic training equipment and space. The clubhouse also features full shower and dressing area facilities for the team and a full-service laundry facility.