THE FACILITY

Thank you to all donors of the softball facility project for their generous contributions to Virginia Softball and the future of this program.

Palmer Park, the home of Virginia Softball, was dedicated in March of 2020 and is located at the corner of Massie and Copeley Roads. The goal was to create both a compelling team and spectator experience, with the benefit of having the other shared athletic facilities nearby.

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“It’s important for any of our student-athletes or any of our students to make sure that they have a great facility to maximize their potential to learn, grow, develop, get better, and so this facility will certainly help our softball student-athletes thrive,” says UVA athletics director Carla Williams.

This project was based on the UVA athletics department’s goal to build and maintain the highest quality facilities in the country with the purpose of attracting and developing the best student-athletes to the University annually. This facility will also further strengthen team culture and enhance UVA softball’s competitive presence in the ACC and on the national stage.

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The main focus of this project was to enhance the capacity for player development by constructing an indoor practice facility that includes two batting tunnels. In addition, this facility includes a locker room, administrative support space and a lounge for players.

These additions help create a dynamic area for players and coaches. Upgrades to the grandstands to benefit the spectator experience also took place.

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Naming Opportunity Minimum Gift Required
Player Development Center $250,000
Entry Plaza $250,000
Home Dugout $200,000
Home Locker Room $200,000
Batting Cage $100,000
Batting Cage $100,000
Naming Opportunity Minimum Gift Required
Batting Cage $100,000
Press Box $50,000
Coaches Meeting Room $50,000
Training Room $25,000
Lockers (each locker) $10,000

“The new softball facility is a game-changer for us. It gives us the opportunity to be on a national stage. It’s not the bricks and mortar that make a program but being visible sure helps to gain momentum. We’re in the middle of the athletic precinct, and so for anyone that’s going to a basketball game, soccer game, lacrosse game, baseball game, we get to be right in the thick of it.”

Joanna Hardin, Head Softball Coach

MAKE A GIFT

INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA SOFTBALL

INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA SOFTBALL

The University of Virginia Softball Facility helps Virginia Softball continue its quest for success. Naming opportunities are still available.

To learn how you can help, please contact:

VIRGINIA ATHLETICS FOUNDATION
(800) 626-8723
(434) 982-5555
vafweb@virginia.edu
www.virginiaathleticsfoundation.com