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Ole Miss Softball Complex

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With the face-lift of the Ole Miss Softball Complex, the Rebels boast one of the premier softball facilities in the Southeastern Conference, and in the nation. The Rebels played host to the 2011 SEC Softball Championships for the first time in school history and in preparation new renovations to the Ole Miss Softball Complex included outfield terrace seating beyond the wall in left field that provide unique views of all the action, similar to the outfield seating at Ole Miss' baseball stadium, Swayze Field. Amenities included a grilling area, pavilion and a camera platform area in center field. Other improvements included a new LED video and scoreboard that measures approximately 13 feet high by 23 feet wide. The video board has the ability to showcase live and recorded video images, animation and graphics with incredible brightness and wide-angle visibility. A $1.2 million renovation project completed in the spring of 2006 includes a brand new indoor hitting/practice facility, a state-of-the-art new press box, refurbished dugouts, new video and audio systems, a brick facade lining the grandstands, new lighting and fixtures, new fencing and netting and a central seating section with comfort-designed chair-back seats. The Rebels christened the updated facility on March 8, 2006, with a doubleheader sweep of Southeastern Louisiana.

When the University of Mississippi started its fastpitch softball program in 1997, it opened with no place to call its own, as the team competed at the local community softball park. Throughout the next eight years, the program evolved, and the facilities and support for the program grew with it.

In that time, the Ole Miss Softball Complex was completed, providing the team with its own field near the Gillom Center, the women's sports complex on campus. The beautifully landscaped 1,000-seat arena has served as the home of the Ole Miss Rebels since 1998 and has been made even more attractive with the recent face-lift.