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March 14, 2017  Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich announces the addition of the softball program

Oct. 6, 2017  Softball stadium receives initial construction approval from the Clemson University Board of Trustees

Nov. 3, 2017  John Rittman selected as the program’s first head coach

Nov. 8, 2017  Logan Caymol becomes the first Clemson signee

Dec. 4, 2017  Kyle Jamieson joins softball staff as Associate Head Coach

July 10, 2018  Courtney Breault joins softball staff as Assistant Coach

July 24, 2018  Jeannie Murphy joins softball staff as Director of Operations

Feb. 2, 2019  Clemson Softball Stadium breaks ground

July 9, 2019  Topping Out Ceremony

July 9, 2019  ACC and Big Ten announce Clemson as one of six host sites for the 2020 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Aug. 26, 2019  Held first round of individual practices

Sept. 17, 2019  Held first official team practice

Sept. 30, 2019  Held first team practice on the field of Clemson Softball Stadium

Oct. 2, 2019  First scrimmage against Erskine College at Southern Wesleyan University

Nov. 11, 2019  Clemson announces its inaugural spring schedule

On Dec. 1, 2018, a fence was built and the site was cleared as construction began on a new stadium for the Clemson Softball program, which will play its first game in February 2020. Two months later, on Feb. 1, 2019, the coaching staff, staff members from the administration and IPTAY and staff from the construction team gathered on the grounds of the stadium for an official site visit.

The site visit was to officially commemorate the construction of the Clemson Softball stadium, which will feature 1,000 fixed chairback seats, in addition to berm seating. The facility also includes a team clubhouse with over 12,000 square feet of conditioned space that houses a team lounge, locker room, sports medicine room, equipment room and coaches’ offices. The facility also features locker rooms for the coaches, umpires and visiting team.

Feb. 1, 2019 Groundbreaking Ceremony

Photos by Ashley Jones, Clemson University

“Myself, our staff and players are so truly appreciative of all the generous people who have given their time and money to make this dream a reality. Words alone cannot express our sincere gratefulness,” said Head Coach John Rittman, who began his tenure as the first head softball coach in Clemson history in November 2017.

“Seeing our stadium construction underway brings an extreme amount of excitement. The fact that our administration has allowed us to be a part of the entire process gives us even more of a sense of gratitude, appreciation and pride.”

The complex also includes an indoor player development hitting facility that will span over 6,000 square feet. Additional accommodations of the stadium include a press box with three broadcast booths and a videoboard.

The facility was designed by Goodwyn Mills Cawood Architects while DPR Construction is serving as the contractor for the $13 million project, which has an anticipated completion date of Fall 2019. NOTE: The naming rights to the stadium have not been selected at this time.

“There is such a direct correlation in seeing the stadium being built right before our eyes, as construction takes place behind where we are currently practicing and what we are doing in the classroom, on the field and in the weight room,” noted Rittman. “Just like the builders are laying the foundation for our stadium, we are laying the foundation for our program with the seven players and coaches working daily on not only the fundamentals of playing softball, but even more importantly, our culture and core values.”

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September 30, 2019 First-ever practice at the Clemson Softball Stadium

Photos by Melina Alberti, Clemson Athletic Communications

September 12, 2019 Stadium Update

Photos by Brad Owens, Clemson Athletics

July 31, 2019 Stadium Update

Photos by Kelsey Hagan, Clemson Athletic Communications

July 30, 2019 Stadium Update

Photos by Brad Owens, Clemson Athletics

July 9, 2019 Topping Out Ceremony

Photos by Tanner Hall, Clemson Athletic Communications

Topping Out Ceremony