CSU Invests $5M into Women’s Soccer & Softball Complex
The $5 million gift from the Bohemian Foundation is the largest singular gift devoted solely to women’s athletics in Mountain West history, according to CSU athletic director Joe Parker.A recent story from The Coloradoan reported that the money will go to the new CSU women’s soccer and softball complex.
Below is an excerpt from The Coloradoan about the updates coming to the CSU athletic campus.
- Playing field will remain in roughly the same spot it now is, but grandstands and a pressbox will be built alongside it.
- Lights will be put in, allowing for night games.
- The old artificial turf practice football field along Shields Street has been ripped up. Grass will be put in its place and that area will serve as a soccer practice field.
- Parker said the hope is to have a “team building” area built in the facility as well. It will be an area where the team can watch film during practices and will also house restrooms for teams on game day.
- Fields will be grass with new irrigation systems in place for the playing field and practice field.
- The earth berm that circles home plate will be enhanced and a grandstand will be embedded. There will be concrete risers with bench seats on top, Parker said. There will also be a new pressbox.
- The chain-link fencing will be replaced by netting to enhance fan viewing.
- The current dugouts will be removed and replaced by new dugouts, which will each feature a restroom for the teams.
- The current plan is that the softball facility will likely remain with natural grass in the outfield.
- “If it goes to plan,” the facility will be ready for the coming spring season, Parker said, noting that current supply chain issues could alter the timeline.
- Lighting will also be put in place to allow for night games.
To read the full story from The Coloradoan about updates to CSU women’s athletics, click here.