Ohio Softball Field

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Ohio Softball Field
The "OSF"
Former names None
Location Athens, Ohio
Owner Ohio University
Operator Ohio University
Capacity 500
Field size Left Field – 200 ft.
Center Field – 220 ft.
Right Field – 200 ft.
Surface Natural Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1998
Opened April 2, 1999
Construction cost $200,000 US$
Architect various
Tenants
Ohio Bobcats Softball (NCAA) (1998 – present)

The Ohio Softball Field (the "OSF") is the softball field of the Ohio Bobcats. It has been home to Ohio Bobcats softball since it was opened on April 2, 1999. On that day, Ohio swept a doubleheader (6–5, 6–4) from archrival Miami University in front of a crowd of 436 fans. Ohio won its first seven games at the facility before suffering a 9–2 loss to Kent State University on April 9. The OSF all-time attendance record was set on April 10, 2011 as Ohio downed the Akron Zips before a standing-room only crowd of 573.

The OSF features a variety of amenities for Ohio's softball players. There are bullpens behind both the home and visitor dugouts and a covered batting cage between the baseball and softball fields. In addition, the stadium has a state-of-the-art playing surface/drainage system that prevents water from collecting on the field.

In 2003, a new Daktronics digital scoreboard was installed at the facility. Many more renovations are being planned for the near future, including a press box, a high-quality sound system, permanent bleachers, and lights to allow night games to be played. When renovations are completed, the stadium will look similar to Ohio's baseball field, Bob Wren Stadium.

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Coordinates: 39°19′26″N 82°06′28″W / 39.323922°N 82.10765°W / 39.323922; -82.10765