NC State softball ushered in a new era of play with the opening of the Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium during the 2008 season. Situated across from historic Reynolds Coliseum, the picturesque campus setting serves as the background for one of the best softball facilities in the ACC.
The Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium features a lengthy and spacious concourse with concessions, ample rest rooms, multiple ticket booths and storage rooms. A modern press box features comfortable accommodations for working media and gameday staff, as well as high-speed internet access.
The outfield playing surface is comprised of 419 bermuda grass, with perennial rye grass used for overseeding purposes. The outfield fence measures at 200 feet to left, center and right field, and an operating line score scoreboard sits beyond the fence in right field, supplying scores and statistical information to fans in attendance. Stadium lights surround the yard, allowing for games to be played at all hours.
The ballpark was named in honor of Wolfpack Club boosters Curtis and Jacqueline Dail. With a lengthy history of supporting NC State athletics, the Dails have several other State facilities named in their honor; including Doak Field at Dail Park (baseball), Dail Basketball Center (men's basketball), Dail Outdoor Practice Facility (football) and the Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium (men's and women's tennis).
Prior to the opening of its own on-campus stadium, the Wolfpack played its home games at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Operated by the city of Raleigh, State used the facility from 2004-07, posting a record of 44-18.
Directions To The Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium
Take 1-40 east to exit 295 (Gorman St.). Exit right and turn left at stop light. Go to Avent Ferry Rd. and turn right. The third traffic light is at the intersection of Western Blvd. Go straight through that light (street will become Morrill Dr.) into NC State campus. Continue down Morrill Dr. and the Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium will be on the right, just before the stoplight.