Opened April 5, 2000, against Bedlam Series rival Oklahoma, the new Cowgirl Stadium is one of the finest softball facilities in the Big 12 Conference. The stadium includes 452 chairback seats in orange and bleacher seating for 300. There is also a patio over the home-team dugout where fans can stand and watch the game.
Cowgirl Stadium is one of the newest in the Big 12 Conference, and is the final integral part of making the Oklahoma State softball tradition complete. Oklahoma State has long been one of the premier softball programs in the country. Now, it has one of the finest facilities as well.
The Cowgirls opened the stadium against Bedlam rival Oklahoma on April 5th, 2000. A record crowd of 750 fans were already packed into the stadium when Lauren Bay threw the first pitch at the new facility.
The first phase of construction included new dugouts, a permanent concession stand, and bathroom facilities. Further additions were completed in 2002, including the coaches' offices, Cowgirl locker room, a players' lounge and training room located behind the home dugout. In 2004, a state-of-the-art scoreboard, complete with a message board center. A new infield was installed in 2005.
Head coach Kenny Gajewski and the Cowgirls have continued to improve on the stadium by renovating the team’s clubhouse and locker rooms, as well as installing top-flight padding to the dugouts, among other ventures. Larger crowds have cheered on the Cowgirls during the program's recent return to national prominence, with an overflow crowd of 1,374 watching from the main stands, baselines and outfield as Oklahoma State took on Oklahoma in 2019.
|Sherman E. Smith Training Center
Hall of Fame Avenue in Stillwater is beginning to take on a hall of fame look as the building continues around the Oklahoma State athletic complex.
The latest facility to come on line at Oklahoma State is the Sherman E. Smith Training Center, which was scheduled to be completed in June of 2013. The indoor facility is surrounded by three new practice fields -- two grass fields and one artificial. The completion of the new fields and indoor facility provides OSU football with one of the best practice complexes in the country.
The Smith Center is located just across Hall of Fame Avenue from Boone Pickens Stadium.
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