Facilities & Directions
The Centenary Softball Complex has evolved into one of the finest collegiate playing venues in the region after several recent renovations. The Ladies are proud to call the Centenary Softball Complex home and the softball program wishes to thank everyone who made the improvements possible.
The complex offers brand new dugouts, a new press box, a new backstop with netting, a new sound system, and a reconfigured visitor's bullpen. The facility also includes a lighted and covered three-tunnel batting cage, a dual home bullpen, and wireless internet. Restrooms and a concession stand for the fans are located just steps from the bleachers.
Centenary hosted the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Softball Tournament, and prior to the big event, a new brick backstop was built. The old chain-link fence was removed and the new backstop was designed to go from dugout to dugout. It sports a classic brick look on the outside that faces the fans and the inside is painted green to blend in better with the field. Netting was hung to protect the fans, but it also provides better viewing as the netting is thinner than the old fence.
Also installed in time for the tournament was a new sound system. A set of four top-quality speakers were hung, two at each end, to the new backstop. The directional speakers provide a great sound to the players and fans alike, and can be controlled to maximize the overall experience of any visitor.
Phase two of the softball field project began in the fall of 2007 when the dugouts were torn down to make way for two new ones. The newly designed dugouts are longer and deeper to accommodate more space for the teams. The home dugout also has a storage unit affixed to the south side of it. Both dugouts are lighted, have beautiful new benches, helmet and bat racks, and were painted Centenary maroon on the inside.
The dugouts were not only widened and lengthened, but set to a new angle to allow fans in the bleachers an optimal view from their seats. In addition, the press box was affixed to the visitor's dugout and was also widened and lengthened. The press box is equipped with shatter-proof sliding glass doors and a heating and cooling system.