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Killian Softball Stadium

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 and Press Box
  • 500 Permanent Chair-Back Seats
  • 500 Bleachers Seats on the Third Base Side
  • Expandable Bleacher Seating to Accommodate Up to 1,200 Spectators
  • Two Locker Rooms
  • Pitching Warm-Up Areas and Batting Cages
  • Lighted Facility
  • Offices for Coaches

Directions to Killian Softball Stadium

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Springfield Cardinals Hammons Field
& Bill Rowe Indoor Hitting Facility

On April 2, 2004 the Missouri State Bears moved into their new home, Hammons Field. Hammons Field is located just blocks from the Missouri State campus.

The 8,000 seat, natural grass stadium includes 28 luxury suites, five party decks, six food and beverage outlets, a souvenir shop and a club lounge.

One of the premier college ballparks in the country, Hammons Field was built by Missouri State alumnus John Q. Hammons. The facility features offices for the Missouri State coaching staff as well as separate dressing room and training facilities for the Bears. A 120-feet by 120-feet indoor practice facility that includes retractable batting cages and a FieldTurf surface is also available for the Bears.

Hammons Field also became the home of the St. Louis Cardinals AA affiliate, the Springfield Cardinals, in 2005.

In 2004, in the Bears’ first year at Hammons Field, Missouri State averaged 3,759 fans per game. With 20 home games and 75,186 total fans attending Bears games, MSU ranked ninth in the NCAA in attendance average, and 26th in total attendance.

In 2005, the Bears had 38,294 fans turn out for the 28 home games at Hammons Field with crowds as high as 3,415. Missouri State ranked 41st in the country in average attendance and 42nd overall in total home attendance.

The 2006 season saw 25,407 fans pass through the gates for 25 home games with a season-high attendance of 3,892, while 29,027 fans attended games in 2007 with a high of 3,712.

In four years at Hammons Field, 167,554 fans have attended games.

Directions to Springfield Cardinals Hammons Field
& Bill Rowe Indoor Hitting Facility

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Directions to Missouri State University
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Directions from the North:

From Highway 13: Take Highway 13 into town. Highway changes into Kansas Expressway once in Springfield. Turn East (left) at Chestnut Expressway. Follow Chestnut Expressway for 2 miles, then turn South (right) onto National Ave. Follow National Ave south for 1 mile and then arrive at Missouri State University

From US 65: Take US 65 into town. Take the US 65 Business/Chestnut Expressway exit. Turn West (right) onto Chestnut Expressway. Follow Chestnut Expressway for 2.8 miles, and then turn South (left) onto National Ave. Follow National Ave. south for 1 mile and then arrive at Missouri State University

Directions from the South:

From US 65: Take US 65 North into town. Take the Chestnut Expressway Exit. Turn West (left) onto Chestnut Expressway. Follow Chestnut Expressway for 2 miles, then turn South (left) onto National Ave. Follow National Ave. south for 1 mile and then arrive at Missouri State University.

Directions from the West:

From I-44: Take I-44 East until you reach exit 72/Chestnut Expressway. Turn East (right) onto Chestnut Expressway. Follow Chestnut Expressway for 5.9 miles until you reach National Ave. Turn south (right) onto National Ave. Follow National Ave. south for 1 mile and then arrive at Missouri State University.

Directions from the East:

From I-44: Take I-44 West until you reach US 65. Merge onto US 65 South via exit 82a toward Branson. Follow US 65 South for 2.8 miles. Take the Chestnut Expressway exit. Turn West (right) onto Chestnut Expressway. Follow Chestnut Expressway for 2.8 miles, then turn South (left) onto National Ave. Take National Ave. south for 1 mile and then arrive at Missouri State University.

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O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center
Room 100 640 E Cherry Street, Springfield, MO 65897