The new University of Arizona stadium, with concession area, press box, stadium restrooms, retail, offices, and ticket booths, is a state-of-the-art facility positioning the stadium as one of the best Softball stadiums in the country. Some highlights of the new structure include a shade structure that covers the majority of seats, upgraded restrooms and concessions, and enlarged visiting and home dugouts. The construction team achieved completion of the stadium in 8 short months. During construction, the softball field was still accessible to the team to practice and prepare for their upcoming season. The venerable venue, built in 1993, received a makeover during the offseason, razing everything except the turf and the steel bleachers behind the left field fence. Perhaps the biggest change for players and fans alike is the completely new grandstand that includes brand new, dark blue chair-back and bench seating, along with a canopy granting attendees a reprieve from the harsh desert sun. Other changes include an enclosed press box and club seating area along the upper level of the seating area, along with rail seating on the upper concourse. Hillenbrand Stadium and its success in helping bring Division I collegiate softball into increased national focus made it a national model in the early 1990s for dynamic softball programs.
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