On April 8, 2000, Arizona State University unveiled the state-of-the-art Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium. It is the latest amenity among the sports facilities of Sun Devil Athletics.
Farrington Stadium features chair-back bleachers and individual seats with a capacity for 1,535 fans. In addition, a grass berm is located just beyond the first base line.
Farrington Stadium has several amenities that make it one of the premier softball stadiums in the country. Sunken dugouts are lighted for night games. Each dugout has recessed, individual bat slots and locker room access. In addition, there are coaches' offices, a fully equipped training room, built-in concession stands, team shop, restrooms, and locker rooms for the home team, visiting team, and officials.
Farrington Stadium was awarded the National Fastpitch Coaches Association / Turface Grounds Crew Field Maintenance award for the 2000 season. Touted as one of the best playing surfaces in the nation, the facility has already received two major awards for design and excellence in architecture, in addition to the NFCA / Turface Grounds Crew Field Maintenance.
Farrington Stadium was formally known as the Sun Devil Club Softball field. It had a bleacher seating capacity of 600. The field has remained, for the most part, the same. The stadium was erected where the former bleachers once stood.
In Fall of 2012 the outfield fence was moved further back. It's previous distance of 192 (L), 208 (C), 192 (R) was extended and completed in early 2013 to its current distance of 202 (L), 210 (C), 202 (R). The press box was opened on Feb. 28, 2013 as the newest addition to the facility. It seats 16 comfortably and the accordion windows offer unobstructed views of the playing field. Press Box Photo Gallery
From the Loop 202 Freeway:
Exit the Scottsdale and Rural Road exit. Head South on Rural Road (towards the University). Proceed south, past Karsten Golf Course, to Sixth Street. Turn left (east) on Sixth Street. Make a quick left and follow the parking lot around the Kajikawa Football Practice Facility. Parking is available in the paved lot adjacent to the field, with additional parking located on the other side of Sun Devil Soccer Stadium
From South Tempe:
Take Rural Road north to Sixth Street. Turn right (east) on Sixth Street. Make a quick left and follow the parking lot around the Kajikawa Football Practice Facility. Parking is available in the paved lot adjacent to the field, with additional parking located on the other side of Sun Devil Soccer Stadium.