Marian Kneer Softball Stadium

Redbird Softball Complex

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Being comfortable on their home field has played a large role in the Redbirds' success.

he Marian Kneer Softball Stadium with an award-winning playing surface, opened April 3, 1999, ushering in a new era in Illinois State softball that continues to bring winning traditions and successful years to the program. Originally known as the Redbird Softball Complex (1999-2008), the facility was renamed the Marian Kneer Softball Stadium July 25, 2008, following a generous $250,000 donation by Dr. Marian Kneer to the ISU Athletics Department. Dr. Kneer is a longtime supporter of the Redbird softball program and of the Illinois State Athletics Department.

The Marian Kneer Softball Stadium replaced historic McCormick Field, the home of the Redbirds for 31 years.

The complex, which is located on the east side of Adelaide Street and adjacent to other athletics facilities, has a natural grass playing surface, lights, convenient parking, outstanding media facilities and excellent seating for fans. The move has Redbird softball closer to its lockerrooms, training facilities and offices.

From I-55, take exit 165, U.S. 51-South Main St., to Gregory and turn left on Adelaide. From I-39, exit at I-55 east, and the first exit is 165. From I-74, follow I-55 North to exit 165. From the airport, turn left on Empire (Rt. 9) for approximately two miles, right on Veteran's Parkway for approximately four miles, left on College Avenue, for approximately six miles and right on Adelaide Street for about a mile. Marian Kneer Softball Stadium is on the right side just past the student residence halls and before Adelaide Street Field.