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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | July 30, 2019

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While we wait for spring and the next college softball season to begin, we decided to ask the experts — the fans — which places are the best to watch college softball.

We heard from people all across the country who eagerly weighed in with their favorites. 

We read all of your responses and present below, in no particular order, the 15 best places to watch NCAA softball, according to the fans: 

Tiger Park | LSU

Tiger Park is located off the banks of the Mississippi River. According to LSU, the park features 1,289 chair-back and bench-back seats, a party deck on the third-base side and a 30-seat suite above the first-base line. There also is seating for 960 additional fans in the newly designed Tiger Park Terrace. 

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Rhoads Stadium | Alabama

Rhoads Stadium was built in 2000 and has a capacity of about 4,000. Alabama has set multiple NCAA attendance records over the years. 

Bogle Park | Arkansas

Bogle Park holds 1,200 and even has a space for BBQ grilling in the outfield area. Yum! 

Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium | Arizona

According to Arizona, over the last seven seasons the Wildcats have averaged more than 2,000 fans per game. In 2012, the stadium’s all-time attendance reached 700,000 fans.

Husky Softball Stadium | Washington 

Husky Softball Stadium overlooks Lake Washington with a view of Mt. Rainer. The stadium was built in 1994 and renovated in 2014. It holds about 1,500. 

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Davis Diamond | Texas A&M 

Jane Sage Cowles Stadium | Minnesota

Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium | Florida 

Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium was built in 1996 and had a major renovation in 2018. It has a total capacity of 2,691. Fans are able to watch play from anywhere around the ballpark due to the 360-degree concourse that wraps around the field.

Lamson Park | Louisiana 

The all-time Lamson Park attendance record came on May 20, 2012, in the Lafayette Regional Championship game vs. Stanford with 2,729 fans.

Alumni Field | Michigan 

Alumni Field was builtin in 1982 and has a capacity of 2,650. There have been many renovations and additions to Alumni Field over the years, including an indoor hitting facility and press box. 

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Marita Hynes Field | Oklahoma 

Easton Stadium | UCLA 

Easton Stadium was the training facility for the U.S. National Softball Team for the 1996 Summer Olympics. 

Jane Sanders Stadium | Oregon 

Known to Oregon fans as "The Jane," the stadium averaged 1,198 fans per home game in 2015.

Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium | Arizona State 

John Cropp Stadium | Kentucky 

John Cropp Stadium opened in 2013 and that same year hosted the SEC tournament. The stadium has 1,500 seats.

 

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