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GETTERMAN STADIUM
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At the beginning of the 2000 softball season the Baylor Athletic Department named Baylor's new softball stadium after Ted and Sue Getterman. Getterman Stadium, the nation's premier collegiate softball stadium, recognizes the largest single donation ever to Baylor women's athletics.

The Getterman's are lifelong residents of Waco and originally met as students at Baylor. Ted Getterman was a former Waco mayor.

Getterman Stadium features 430 chairback seats and 800 bleacher seats, most of which are covered. The stadium also boasts a state-of-the-art press box. The press box is fully air conditioned and carpeted, has two radio booths (one for home and one for visitors), a control room for public address and scoreboard, a VIP booth with theatre seating, a two-level press room and two restrooms. In addition, a concession area and novelty store are located on the lower level.

In 2002, the Baylor Softball and Tennis Clubhouse opened adjacent to Getterman Stadium, featuring locker, team, training and equipment rooms, and office suites for the softball staff. In 2003, Getterman Stadium became the nation's first collegiate softball facility to sport a video board. All of which makes Getterman Stadium the nation's premier collegiate softball facility.

When President George W. Bush visited the Western White House during the summer months, members of his staff and Secret Service agents often used Getterman Stadium for pick-up games.

"This is truly an amazing stadium, and it speaks to the advances in women's athletics," Bush said of Getterman Stadium during a fall 2002 visit.

In the fall of 2010, the Getterman Indoor Hitting Facility was finished. The state-of-the-art building is a 10,000 square foot, climate controlled indoor hitting/fielding facility located off the first base line. With a floor made entirely of New Turf, the Lady Bears can take a full infield with bases and pitching circle at regulation. In addition, a video system allows for swing-by-swing analysis that can be played on a full size video screen.

Prior to the 2015 season, Baylor turfed (Hellas) the halo and the baselines all the way to the outfield grass, which remains natural.

In 2012, Baylor established program records for total home attendance (31,434) en route to a 26-8 mark on its home turf. Baylor had four top 20 crowds in 2013 including a then-school record 1,501 fans March 23 when Baylor played host to Texas.

In 2015, Baylor set the program's record for average attendance (1,087), posting a home record of 20-5. The Lady Bears have surpassed 20 wins in four of the last five seasons.

Over the last five seasons, BU has posted a 107-31 (.775) home mark, and it has posted 16 straight winning seasons in the facility.

Getterman Stadium has been host to numerous marquee events, including serving as host for games during the 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2014 NCAA Softball Championships.

  DIRECTIONS

From the north, drive south on I-35, take University Parks Drive exit and turn east (left) onto University Parks Drive. The Turner Athletic Complex is on your left before you reach the Ferrell Center.

From the south, drive north on I-35, take University Parks Drive exit and turn east (right) onto University Parks Drive. The Turner Athletic Complex is on your left before you reach the Ferrell Center.

From the west, drive east on Hwy. 84 to Hwy. 6/Loop 340. Turn east (right) and take Hwy. 6/Loop 340 to I-35. Turn north (left) on I-35, take the University Parks Drive exit and turn east (right) onto University Parks Drive. The Turner Athletic Complex is on your left before you reach the Ferrell Center.

From the east, drive west on Hwy. 84 to I-35. Turn south on I-35 (left), take the University Parks Drive exit and turn east (left) onto University Parks Drive. The Turner Athletic Complex is on your left before you reach the Ferrell Center.

From the northwest, take Hwy. 6 to I-35. Turn north (left), take the University Parks Drive exit and turn east (right) onto University Parks Drive. The Turner Athletic Complex is on your left before you reach the Ferrell Center.

From the southwest, take Hwy. 6 to Bus. 77 exit. Bus 77 become LaSalle. Turn west (right) onto University Parks Drive. The Turner Athletic Complex is on your right after you pass the Ferrell Center.

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