UAB Softball Field
The Blazer softball team opened UAB Softball Field on Feb. 23, 2010.
The complex is adjacent to and south of the UAB baseball facility, Jerry D. Young Memorial Field, sitting in between 11th Street South and 12th Street South.
The facility includes seating for 350 and a state-of-the-art scoreboard with video capability and a 13.5 x 17 foot screen.
The dugouts each house approximately 500 square feet of space, including one restroom, while the bullpens for each team are located on the corners of the outfield just past each dugout. The space is comfortable for two pitchers to be able to warm up at any given time.
The press box features a working area for gameday staff that includes housing of the scoreboard/video board controls, sound system controls and the public address announcer microphone. The area also has both phone and data capabilities for gameday operation and visiting media.
The scoreboards, produced by industry leader Daktronics, utilize LED technology to provide additional information and video capabilities, instant replay capabilities and expanded inventory opportunities for corporate partners.
The softball scoreboard features static spaces for sponsor advertisements, as well as plenty of opportunities to rotate picture and video graphics on the 13.5 x 17 foot video board.
Since moving into its new facility, UAB has earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in three consecutive seasons. In May 2012, the facility hosted the Conference USA Softball Championship.