RHOADS STADIUM

Year Opened 2000
Seating Capacity 3,940
Dimensions LF: 200; CF: 220; RF: 200
First Game Alabama 3, LSU 0 (April 7, 2017)
Largest Crowd 4,015 (vs. Auburn May 5-7, 2017)

The John and Ann Rhoads Softball Stadium was built in 2000 and recently received enhancements that make the nation's most packed college softball venue an imposing site for visiting teams. That stadium, completed at a cost of $2.2 million, added right field tier seating to push stadium capacity past the 3,000 mark. The stadium was expanded for the third time in its short history following 2011 season, which brought the official capacity to 3,940.

Recent Enhancements
During the 2009 season, tier seating in the right field corner was added along with a standing room concourse area that includes tables and drink rails. After the completion of the 2010 season, construction began on an expanded clubhouse that will feature a new locker room, expanded training room and player's lounge, a new team video room and lobby. The expanded clubhouse will connect to the new indoor practice facility that will include three batting cages and a bullpen.

Attendance Record
Alabama Softball fans continue to take the moniker "best softball fans in the nation" to heart, setting multiple NCAA attendance records over the years. Most recently, a sellout crowd of 4,015 gathered for the May 5, 2017 matchup against in-state rival Auburn. Two more sellout crowds in the remaining two games marked a three-game series total of 12,045, also an NCAA record. Rhoads Stadium also owns national attendance records in both the NCAA Regional and Super Regional rounds, with only Women's College World Series sessions at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City surpassing Rhoads Stadium's attendance marks.

Record-Breaking Crowds
Alabama has made a consistent habit of selling out the entire permanent grandstands with season ticket holders for several years now. Along the way, the tremendous fan support has established Alabama as an imposing venue for visiting opponents, in addition to cementing the program's stature as a national power.

Milestone Wins
1 Alabama 7, Alabama-Birmingham 1 (February 23, 2000)
50 Alabama 7, Mississippi 0 (April 15, 2001)
100 Alabama 5, Mississippi 1 (April 5, 2003)
150 Alabama 2, Mississippi 1 (April 3, 2005)
200 Alabama 14, Winthrop 1 (February 25, 2007)
250 Alabama 8, South Carolina 0 (April 19, 2008)
300 Alabama 6, Alabama-Birmingham 2 (March 24, 2010)
350 Alabama 4, Alabama-Birmingham 1 (March 4, 2012)
400 Alabama 9, Mississippi State 8 (April 21, 2013)
450 Alabama 5, Oklahoma 3 (May 23, 2015)
500 Alabama 3, LSU 0 (April 7, 2017)

Postseason History
Overall, Rhoads Stadium has hosted 26 postseason tournaments in its history. That includes two Southeastern Conference Tournaments (2004, 2012), 15 NCAA Regional Tournaments (2001, 2003, 2005-17) and nine NCAA Super Regional Tournaments (2006, 2008-12, 2014-16). Over that span, Alabama has compiled a 67-9 record in postseason games at its home stadium including a 63-7 mark in NCAA play (46-3 in Regionals, 17-4 in Super Regionals) and a 4-2 mark in SEC Tournament action, including a 2012 SEC Tournament Championship.

Directions To The Facility
From Interstate 20/59 take Exit 73 on Highway 82 East (McFarland Boulevard). Continue on to the University Boulevard exit and turn right on to University Blvd. Continue on University Blvd. past DCH Hospital on the left. Turn right at Peter Bryce Blvd. and continue north until you see Rhoads Stadium on the right at the corner of Peter Bryce Blvd. and Campus Drive. The street address of the Alabama Softball Complex is 321 Peter Bryce Blvd.