While much has already changed at the Schoonover Complex on the heels of the baseball team’s historic trip to the 2012 College World Series, a number of major enhancements to the facility are in the works.
The biggest transformation will be moving the softball diamond from the Dix Stadium Complex to the area behind left field at Schoonover Stadium. The 400-seat stadium will feature a dedicated entrance plaza and ticket booth. The project also includes an indoor training facility that will be utilized year round by both teams and features a softball clubhouse containing a locker room, showers, team meeting area and team lounge.
Changes to Schoonover Stadium will include a new entrance plaza, press box and club level, 1,000 additional grandstand seats along the first base line, two outdoor patios and a new parking lot.
With your continued support, these significant improvements will completely transform the facility at the south end of Kent State’s campus, and provide the impetus for the Golden Flashes baseball and softball programs to remain competitive in the Mid-American Conference, regionally and nationally.
The new configuration and amenities will provide a striking, excitement-filled location for Golden Flashes fans to enjoy both baseball and softball.
The upgrades will allow both programs to take advantage of one of the best facilities in the Midwest – one that will assist baseball and softball in recruiting top student-athletes both locally and regionally.
The indoor training facility will allow for more productive practice and player development year round.
For softball, a dedicated clubhouse will give the team the opportunity to display their notable accomplishments and provide a place for team bonding.
The location new will draw more students to our games and will allow us to host more youth softball tournaments and camps which will assist in the recruitment of students for the university. And most of all, having a clubhouse of our own to display the strong traditions and past successes of KSU softball will continue to instill pride in the program.Karen Linder, Head Softball Coach
To view various renderings of the Schoonover Complex, scroll through the images to the right. Click on any image to see an enlarged view of what we have in store. As you can see, a lot of thought and planning went into this project, but we need your assistance to turn these drawings into reality.