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Sam Houston State Softball Stadium

Sam Houston State softball opened its new $5.5 million facility in 2006. The stadium is located east of Bowers Stadium. The facility includes not only new softball and baseball stadiums but spacious dressing areas, indoor hitting cages, lights, and coaches’ offices.

“The new complex is a first class facility that will enable our programs to recruit quality student-athletes and provide an excellent atmosphere to watch college athletics,” SHSU director of athletics Bobby Williams said. “The facilities upgrade was long overdue and can compete with any of the top baseball and softball programs in the nation.”

With a 400-seat softball stadium, the construction of a state of the art facility has vaulted the Kats’s status around the Southwest. SHSU already has been named as site of the 2007 Southland Conference post-season tournament.

We want to be able to hold conference championships year in and year out,” Williams said. “Not only that, but we would like to be able to one day hold an NCAA Regional here as well.”

The softball program is especially happy to finally have a permanent home. The team has played on the intramural fields, Josey Park, Kate Barr Ross Park and most recently the Bearkat Softball Complex on Avenue M. The new park gives softball head coach Bob Brock has an extra feather in his cap when it comes time to start luring high school players to Huntsville.

“A big-time stadium certainly is a selling point for the program,” Brock said. “It just looks good and looks very professional even when no one is in it. Then to put a team in there is exciting as well. It is something the girls and this university can be proud of.”

With a capacity of 400, the Kats will have the advantage of playing in a “big-time” stadium but still have the quaint feel of the old complex, keeping the home-field advantage they have had the last few years.

“The team is excited about our stadium,” Brock said. “And we can call it a stadium. It is not just a field any more. It is going to be a real good home field advantage. It gives every opportunity that a 10,000 seat stadium does as far as crowd noise goes.”


Sam Houston State Baseball/Softball Complex Parking Map / Directions 

Note to bus & R.V. drivers: Please enter parking area from Bowers Blvd. (the south side). At both Bearkat Blvd. entrances there is a deep dip and buses and large R.V.'s high-center and get stuck.

From Houston on Interstate 45

  • Go north on Interstate 45.
  • Take Exit 114  (two miles north of Sam Houston statue).
  • Turn right at the stoplight by Dairy Queen onto Montgomery Road (Hwy 1374).
  • Turn right at first stop light (Sam Houston Blvd.).
  • Turn left at first stop light  onto Sycamore Ave.
  • Go through two stop signs on Sycamore.
  • Make the first left hand turn after the second stop sign on to Bearkat Blvd. (Across from McCaffety Electric).
  • You will see the Baseball/Softball fields and Bowers Stadium on your left. Parking is available in the lots north and west of the stadium. Come up the stairs to the baseball and softball facilities.

From Dallas / Fort Worth on Interstate 45

  • Go south on Interstate 45.
  • Take Exit 114 (Third Huntsville Exit).
  • Left across interstate, following Montgomery Road (Hwy 1374) past Dairy Queen.
  • Turn right at stop light onto Sam Houston Blvd.
  • Turn left at first stop light onto Sycamore Ave.
  • Make the first left hand turn after the second stop sign on to Bearkat Blvd. (Across from McCaffety Electric).
  • You will see the Baseball/Softball fields and Bowers Stadium on your left. Parking is available in the lots north and west of the stadium. Come up the stairs to the baseball and softball facilities.

From East (Trinity / Livingston) on Highway 30

  • Go south on Highway 19.
  • Take Bearkat Blvd. exit.
  • Come back under Highway 19 underpass.
  • Take first left on Bowers Blvd.
  • At stop sign, turn right onto Sycamore.
  • Take first left hand turn on to Bearkat Blvd. (Across from McCaffety Electric).
  • You will see the Baseball/Softball fields and Bowers Stadium on your left. Parking is available in the lots north and west of the stadium. Come up the stairs to the baseball and softball facilities

From West (Bryan / Austin) on Highway 30

  • Enter Huntsville on Highway 30.
  • Crossing over Interstate 45, Highway 30 becomes Highway 190 East.
  • Right at Courthouse on to Sam Houston Avenue.
  • Continue on Sam Houston Avenue past the University & Family Faith Church complex.
  • Turn left at stop light at Sycamore Street (at Shell Station).
  • Go through two stop signs on Sycamore.
  • Make the first left hand turn after the second stop sign on to Bearkat Blvd.
  • You will see the Baseball/Softball fields and Bowers Stadium on your left. Parking is available in the lots north of the stadium. Come up the stairs to the baseball and softball facilities.