With the completion of a $2.7 million renovation project at Killian Sports Complex, the dream of a new state-of-the-art home facility became a reality for the Missouri State softball program in the spring of 2009.
Operated by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Killian Softball Stadium features seating for up to 1,200 spectators, making the East Springfield venue an attractive and viable candidate to host Missouri Valley Conference and NCAA regional championship competition. The Bears' new home is certifiable under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program due to its use of sustainable and environmentally-friendly building materials and equipment.
Designed by Springfield firm Pellham-Phillips Architects & Engineers, the Killian Stadium project was part of a department-wide effort to upgrade the city's recreational facilities. The redesigned Killian complex features surface improvements, upgraded lighting, coaches' offices, a training room and locker facilities. The new and improved facility serves not only the Bears, but also houses the Park Board's softball leagues and plays host to numerous national tournaments in the Queen City.
Killian Stadium Features:
- State of the art scoreboard & press box
- 500 permanent chair-back seats
- 500 bleachers seats on the third base side
- Expandable bleachers seating
- Two locker rooms
- Pitching warm-up areas and batting cages
- Lighted facility
- Offices for coaches