Collins Family Softball Complex
The Collins Family Softball Complex is home to The University of Tulsa softball team.
The complex, which opened for play in 2002, did so as TU softball's first on-campus softball home. The softball stadium is a picturesque setting featuring a burmed sitting area with a facade of Tennessee Ledgestone that matches the rest of the TU campus. The field also features a shrub-lined outfield fence, as well as an outfield warning track, bullpens and batting cages along with a press box and scoreboard. Sunken dugouts are located just below the seating, which includes a capacity of approximately 800. Completed in January 2012, the locker room facility was added beyond the right field fence. The new building provides the Hurricane a team locker room and team room, as well as coaches' game day office and umpire locker rooms.
In its 10-year history, the TU softball facility has provided the scenery for some of the greatest moments in Tulsa softball history:
2002, TU posted a 16-2 home record in the new stadium, still the best home winning percentage in program history.
The softball field and locker room facility complex, named in honor of former Chairman of the TU Board of Trustees, the late Fulton Collins, and his wife Susie, is part of the larger Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex that also includes the soccer field, track, multi-purpose recreational field, student health and fitness center, student apartments and additional campus parking. The cost of the development exceeded $31 million.
The 30-acre development to the west of Delaware Avenue extends from 10th Street to Fourth Place and Delaware Avenue to Columbia Avenue.
The facility has impacted all facets of the softball program since the first game took place during the 2002 campaign.