Nebraska Softball Facilities
- Bowlin Stadium
- Alex Gordon Training Complex
- Strength & Conditioning
- Other Campus Facilities
The Nebraska softball team trains and competes at some of the top facilities in the country. The Huskers have won more than 70 percent of their games at Bowlin Stadium since the park opened in 2001 and the team also utilizes the 18,000 square foot Alex Gordon Training Complex. Look below for more details about Nebraska's softball facilities.
Located on 32 acres just west of the downtown campus, Haymarket Park is a one-of-a-kind facility. Bowlin Stadium, the 2004 SportsTurf Managers Association Field of the Year, is part of the complex that was built for nearly $30 million in 2001.
Bowlin Stadium can accommodate up to 2,500 fans. It features 750 chairback seats with an up-close view of the action, as well as berm seating behind both dugouts and in the outfield and bleacher seating on the first base concourse. The complex also includes an indoor practice facility, alocker room and players' lounge, coaches' offices and workout facility, medical and laundry facilities and a spacious, two-level press box. A new videoboard was added during the 2012 season.
The Huskers have won more than 70 percent of their games at Bowlin Stadium thanks to support from the home fans. Nebraska has ranked in the top 10 nationally in attendance four times since Bowlin Stadium opened in 2002. In 2004, the Big 12 champion Huskers ranked fourth nationally with an average attendance of 955 fans per game. In 2016, Nebraska averaged a school-record 1,006 fans per game.
Bowlin Stadium has allowed Nebraska to serve as an NCAA Regional host in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2013. The largest crowd in school history was 2,302 on April 9, 2016 against Michigan.
Alex Gordon Training Complex
The Alex Gordon Training Complex was completed in the fall of 2011 at a cost of $4.75 million. The facility was specifically designed for baseball and softball and has 18,000 square feet of climate-controlled practice space that allows for working on all phases of the game. The space can be configured to utilize as many as six spacious batting cages.
The cages can also be retracted to open up all of the 120-foot by 150-foot space for live game simulation. The entire facility is netted, allowing for the Huskers to take live batting practice. The field turf surface looks and feels like real grass, and the field includes anchors to lock down bases for use during practices
It was renamed the Alex Gordon Training Complex following a $1 million donation from the Alex Gordon Family.
Located down the right-field line with private access to the field is the Bowlin Stadium Clubhouse. Inside the clubhouse is the Huskers' locker room, a players' lounge, coaches' offices and medical and laundry facilities.
Each player has her own locker in the spacious locker room. Individual privacy doors were added in the summer of 2010, along with photos of each player above her locker. The locker room also features a surround-sound music system and private shower stalls.
The players' lounge features a flat-screen television and comfortable, leather seating for players to relax in before and after practices or games. The players' lounge also includes displays highlighting Nebraska's All-Americans, along with the Huskers' seven Women's College World Series teams.
Strength and Conditioning
The Nebraska softball team utilizes the David and Carol Alloy Strength Complex. The model strength and conditioning program in the nation, Husker Power plays a major role in the continuing success of Nebraska Athletics. Nebraska's strength program was the first in the nation, and their facilities have set the standard in collegiate athletics since the early 1970s.
Other Athletic Department Facilities
Bowlin Stadium Address: 403 Line Drive Circle, Lincoln, NE 68588