The original home of the Yellow Jacket softball team was Glenn Field, located near the Georgia Tech campus just off 14th and Mecaslin Streets.
Glenn Field, with a seating capacity of 500 spectators, was the home to the Tech softball program from the inception of fastpitch play in 1987 until the team moved to Mewborn Field in 2009. The dimensions of the field are 190 feet to left, 220 feet to center and 190 feet to right.
Glenn Field, maintained by Georgia Tech sports turf manager Kris Harris and his crew, is continually being improved. New features for this season include a warning track expansion, improved drainage and the addition of full windscreens. A brand new, state-of-the-art scoreboard was unveiled for the 2002 season.
Over the last few seasons, a warning track was added around the outfield and in front of the dugouts. A trailer was installed behind the backstop, housing a public address booth, concession stand and restroom. Wall signage and flags of the ACC schools that compete in softball were added to enhance the appearance of the outfield.
Other recent improvements include a new irrigation system and installation of a dedicated phone line for radio broadcasts. In 2005, a new public address system was installed and in 1995 home and visitor bullpens and two batting cages were installed.
The Yellow Jackets also enjoy an outstanding locker room facility in Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The locker room was given a facelift as part of an 11-month, $10-million renovation of the building, which was the site of the boxing competition during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
On Oct. 10, 2007, the Board of Regents approved the construction of a new women’s softball complex for Georgia Tech, to be located adjacent to the historic O’Keefe Building on campus. The cost will be roughly $5 million, funded from the Georgia Tech Foundation.
Construction on the new field, dugouts, batting cages and seating for 500 spectators, will begin the first of 2008 at the earliest with a planned completion in time for the 2009 season.