SB: Home Sweet Home

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Sunday's games at Michigan State and Penn State marked the end of an era for the fields they call home.

The Spartans say goodbye to Old College Field
On May 10th, a day after the final home game of the 2010 season, construction crews will take to Old College Field to begin renovations of the new Spartan softball stadium. Completion of the stadium is expected for December of 2010, just in time for the first pitch of the 2011 season. The new 1,100-seat stadium will feature 120 chair back seats, a new press box, backstops, and handicap-accessible seating with brick accents to architecturally match the fa├žade of historic Jenison Field House and the indoor hitting and pitching facility. Prior to the start of the 2010 season, home and visiting dugouts were constructed in-ground with each featuring an added restroom at the end of each dugout.

Penn State bids adieu to Nittany Lion Field
The 36-year history of Nittany Lion Field will ended on Sunday with the last pitch against Ohio State. Opened in 1974 after serving as the home to Penn State freshman baseball, Nittany Lion Field has seen 499 games over its time.Penn State is 265-234 (.531) all-time at the field, including 11 seasons of double digit wins. Friday,May 7, 2010 began a new era in Penn State softball history as the groundbreaking for the $10.2 million Nittany Lion Softball Park. The new 1,084-seat facility is slated for a March 2011 opening day and will feature state-of-the-art features that will make it one of the finest softball complexes in the country.
Nittany Lion Park

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