After spending its first 21 seasons playing off-campus at Kirchhoff Park, the Valparaiso softball team moved on campus in 2003 as the Crusaders began play at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Dedication of the field took place on April 5, 2003, with the first action taking place the next day when the Crusaders battled Southern Utah. Valpo dropped its first game on the new field 4-3 but recorded its first win a few days later against IUPUI 4-2 on April 11.
The facility features a natural grass playing surface in the outfield and a dirt-skinned infield. The foul poles are 200 feet down both lines, with the centerfield fence 215 feet from home plate. A large scoreboard sits beyond the leftfield fence, and spacious dugouts line both the first and third baselines. The entire facility is enclosed with fencing.
The Valparaiso University Softball Field underwent renovations that include two 55-foot batting cages, brand new bullpens, seating for 500, and a state-of-the-art press box and concession stand for the 2011 season. Games at the renovated Valparaiso University Softball Field will be broadcasted online as well, in case you can't make it out to the ball park.