Lee R. Jackson Softball Field


View the Softball Locker Room and Team Rooms

The University of Akron's effort to upgrade its athletics facilities continues as the school broke ground in August 2005 on a new softball field, located adjacent to the Lee Jackson Track and Field complex, and across from the Athletics Field House. The Zips took the field for the first time in their home opener on April 12, 2006 vs. Robert Morris.

On Aug. 22, 2005, Cavanaugh Construction began the removal of the tennis and basketball courts which sat on the field's location.

In addition to the playing field, the facility includes 40-foot dugouts with brick veneer trim, double bullpens beyond each dugout, double batting cages and hitting drill area by the home team dugout, and an eight-foot outfield chain link fence identical to the one that currently surrounds the Lee Jackson practice field. There is also elevated bleacher seating for 300 with ADA access, a press box and an inning-by-inning scoreboard in right field.

The dimensions of the field are 195 feet down the foul lines, 205-foot gaps and 220 feet to center field.

Lee Jackson Field Quick Facts:

Built: 2006
Capacity: 300
Dimensions:
Left Field- 195
Center Field- 220
Right Field- 195

Directions to Lee Jackson Complex

Soccer, Track, and Baseball

FROM THE NORTH - Take Interstate 77 South. Follow 77S to Route 8 North. Once on Route 8 North, take the Carroll St./Buchtel Ave. exit (first exit). At stoplight turn left. Proceed through two more stoplights. Parking is available at Rhodes Arena and surrounding locations; Lee Jackson Field is within walking distance traveling west on Carroll St.

FROM THE SOUTH - Take Interstate 77 North, follow signs for Route 8 North. Exit Route 8 at Carroll St./Buchtel Avenue and turn left at the stoplight onto Carroll St. Proceed through two more stoplights. Parking is available at Rhodes Arena and surrounding locations; Lee Jackson Field is within walking distance traveling west on Carroll St.

FROM THE EAST - Take Interstate 76 West to Route 8 North. Follow directions from the South.

FROM THE WEST - Take Interstate 76 East to Interstate 77 North. Follow directions from the South.