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Marilyn D. Sparks Park Details
- Three sections of two rows of chair-back seating.
- Press box with attached concession stand and restroom.
Part of the Lindsey Wilson Sports Park which contains Egnew Park and Blue Raider Stadium.
- Locker room, equipment room, concrete bullpen area.
- There is a standing-room deck over the home and visiting dugouts where fans may bring their own chairs or stand to watch the game.
- Dimensions: LF-190', CF-202', RF-190'
- LED scoreboard in right field.
Light towers allowing play at any time.
Previously known as Lindsey Wilson Park, Marilyn D. Sparks Park was dedicated on April 21, 2017.
Entering the 2018 season, the softball team has an all-time record of 159-25 at Marilyn D. Sparks Park, and the facility has also hosted five-straight NAIA National Championship Opening Round tournaments since the opening round format was established in 2012.
In the first full season of play at the facility in 2010, the Blue Raiders opened the stadium in winning fashion, sweeping Indiana University Southeast 4-0 and 9-1.
From there the team went on to win the regular-season and tournament Mid-South Conference championships, earning the program's first trip to the NAIA Championship.
Marilyn D. Sparks Park offers a picturesque setting with the Louis B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway visible from the field, as well as a sloping, tree filled valley behind the outfield fence.
The press box allows room for the home stat and PA crew, as well as room for visiting media and radio teams. The entire facility also has wireless internet access.
A concession stand and restroom is attached to the press box with an auxiliary public restroom located in the main parking lot. Plenty of parking is available around the stadium and admission to all regular-season home games is free.
The team is proud of their own locker room at the field, complete with individual handmade wooden lockers.
Concrete dugouts are built underground, into the side of the concrete that makes up the main seating and standings area, offering multiple ways to view the game.