“It is remarkable the success that Radford Softball has enjoyed and to think of the impact that a new facility will have. Well, the sky is the limit,” said RU Athletics Director Robert Lineburg.
Harnessing the momentum of the team’s success and engaging the Radford University community in the drive to build a fan-friendly stadium for Radford Softball are among the opportunities that have new Director of Advancement for Athletics Ja’Marcus Hampton excited.
“Our athletes love the campus, love the competition, and they can play with the best,” he said. “We hope to rally our alumni, friends and fans in this effort to build an RU softball facility that reflects the vision and success of the program.”
A home stadium with comfortable seating and unobstructed views for fans, as well as dugouts that can accommodate a Division I roster of more than 30 players and staff, will enhance the program’s on-the-field aspiration, to compete at the superregional level with the top teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
“It is not something our players can work any harder to achieve. They can’t take any more batting practice, field any more ground balls or do any more conditioning. We need help,” said Lineburg, who points to the program’s swift and sure progress from the days when it shared a field with the intramural softball teams. “Private support will make this dream become real, and I guarantee our team’s work on the field will match the commitment of those who help us build a new home for RU softball.”