The new home of UVA Softball will function as both a game day stadium and a new state-of-the-art training facility, including the Player Development Center, that will elevate the softball program and women's sports at UVA in many ways within the growing Athletics Precinct. The Softball team will vacate an outdated field in a remote location and will begin play in the 2020 season at a highly visible site at the core of the Athletic Precinct.

Nested alongside Lannigan Field and east of Klockner Stadium, the new Softball Stadium will be located at the heart of the “Park of Parks” also near John Paul Jones Arena and Disharoon Park. With significant frontage on Massie and Copeley Roads, the Softball Stadium and Player Development Center will create a powerful new presence for the softball program that helps reinforce the goals of the developing Athletics Precinct master plan. Combined with softball’s growing popularity, this new exposure and new stadium will impact both softball and women’s sports in vital ways at UVA. Softball is one of the most popular collegiate sports on television and the ACC Network will utilize the new facility to televise several games in 2020 and beyond.

The new home of UVA Softball will function as both a game day stadium and a new state-of-the-art training facility, including the Player Development Center, that will elevate the softball program and women's sports at UVA in many ways within the growing Athletics Precinct. The Softball team will vacate an outdated field in a remote location and will begin play in the 2020 season at a highly visible site at the core of the Athletic Precinct.

Nested alongside Lannigan Field and east of Klockner Stadium, the new Softball Stadium will be located at the heart of the “Park of Parks” also near John Paul Jones Arena and Disharoon Park. With significant frontage on Massie and Copeley Roads, the Softball Stadium and Player Development Center will create a powerful new presence for the softball program that helps reinforce the goals of the developing Athletics Precinct master plan. Combined with softball’s growing popularity, this new exposure and new stadium will impact both softball and women’s sports in vital ways at UVA. Softball is one of the most popular collegiate sports on television and the ACC Network will utilize the new facility to televise several games in 2020 and beyond.

The Softball Stadium will function as the central team facility for the program and as the game-day venue for the softball team. The Home Team Facility will contain locker rooms, a trainer space, and meeting rooms for the team along with the Player Development Center for indoor training. The stadium itself will contain facilities for the visiting team and the umpires. The concourse level will contain toilet rooms and concessions that serve 522 seats ready for opening day in 2020. Additionally, through future phasing, the grandstands will have the additional capacity to expand to 1000 seats. The full potential for future build-out of the stadium will be 2500 seats. The Press Box level will contain all required spaces to support a game day operation, including modern broadcast and game-day television broadcast capabilities for the growing popularity of collegiate softball.

The Softball Stadium will function as the central team facility for the program and as the game-day venue for the softball team. The Home Team Facility will contain locker rooms, a trainer space, and meeting rooms for the team along with the Player Development Center for indoor training. The stadium itself will contain facilities for the visiting team and the umpires. The concourse level will contain toilet rooms and concessions that serve 522 seats ready for opening day in 2020. Additionally, through future phasing, the grandstands will have the additional capacity to expand to 1000 seats. The full potential for future build-out of the stadium will be 2500 seats. The Press Box level will contain all required spaces to support a game day operation, including modern broadcast and game-day television broadcast capabilities for the growing popularity of collegiate softball.

The architectural language of the new stadium will draw from its immediate neighbors and the rich history and legacy of UVA’s Grounds. Brick is the predominant material of the constructed edges on Massie and Copeley Roads, employed as both a base for the stadium superstructure and the skin of the Player Development Center. Stone site walls will form a base for the building and help negotiate the grades at the entrance. The lightweight roof hovers above the concourse and press box, partially sheltering the grandstands and helping to support the backstop netting.

The architectural language of the new stadium will draw from its immediate neighbors and the rich history and legacy of UVA’s Grounds. Brick is the predominant material of the constructed edges on Massie and Copeley Roads, employed as both a base for the stadium superstructure and the skin of the Player Development Center. Stone site walls will form a base for the building and help negotiate the grades at the entrance. The lightweight roof hovers above the concourse and press box, partially sheltering the grandstands and helping to support the backstop netting.

“It’s a game-changer for us. It gives us the opportunity to be on a national stage. It’s not the bricks and mortar that make a program, but being visible sure helps to gain momentum.”

– Joanna Hardin UVA Softball Head Coach

Client: University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Discipline: Collegiate Athletics Stadium + Training Facilities

Completion: 2020

Size: 25,500 SF + 522 Seats