JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex

JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex is the home field for the Florida State Seminoles softball team: it is on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

JoAnne Graf Field
at the Seminole Softball Complex
Seminole Softball Stadium.JPG
LocationTallahassee, Florida
Coordinates30°26′31″N 84°18′17″W / 30.442°N 84.30479°W / 30.442; -84.30479Coordinates: 30°26′31″N 84°18′17″W / 30.442°N 84.30479°W / 30.442; -84.30479
OwnerFlorida State University
OperatorFlorida State Athletics
Capacity1,000
Record: 2,509
Field size200' - lines
220' - center
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1999
ArchitectGilchrist and Crowe
Tenants
Florida State Seminoles softball (NCAA)

HistoryEdit

The Florida State Soccer/Softball Complex opened in 1999.[1] On April 2, 2005, former university president Dr. T.K. Wetherell and former Athletics Director, Dave Hart, officially renamed the softball stadium "JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex" in honor of JoAnne Graf.[2]

In the fall of 2007, the stadium received improvements as Florida State unveiled a new video scoreboard and a new indoor batting facility was constructed in 2011.[3]

AdvantageEdit

Since opening in 1999, Florida State has played to the venue’s home-field advantage. The Seminoles have recorded over 400 victories in their 20 years at JoAnne Graf Field. Despite the listed capacity of 1,000 seats, JoAnne Graf Field has had above capacity crowds on three occasions including a record 2,509 on May 3, 2017 against the Florida Gators, 18 years after the official opening of the complex.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Culver, Jordan (July 26, 2017). "Video Tour: A home-field advantage for FSU softball". tallahassee.com. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "From A League Of Her Own, To A Field Of Her Own: Dr. JoAnne Graf's Field Dedication To Take Place April 2". seminoles.com. March 22, 2005. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  3. ^ "Softball Facility Tour". seminoles.com. January 24, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Seminoles.com – Official website of the Florida State Seminoles softball team.