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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

A color image of the Softball Complex Field.


The $1.5 million Oregon State Softball Complex opened in April 2001 on the heels of the program's first back-to-back 40-win seasons and NCAA Regional appearances in 1999 and 2000. Since knocking off No. 1 UCLA on April 20, 2001 to open the facility, the Beavers have won over 60 percent of their games at home, including amassing nearly 50 wins over nationally ranked opponents. The complex features 750 bleacher seats, a concession and restroom facility, as well as one of the top playing surfaces in the nation. It was built on the site of the old Patrick Wayne Valley track and field. In 2021, the softball field was renamed Kelly Field to honor Kelly Berka, an alumna and donor.

General Information


2290 SW Western Blvd



Year Built



Field lights, new competition field, new hitting facility, and indoor practice facility added in 2021

Square Footage

approx. 8,500 (field), 


Practice and competition space for the OSU Softball Team

Previous Name(s)

OSU Softball Complex (renamed in 2021)


Kelly Berka - 1977 alumna and donor for the installation of a new competition surface and indoor practice facility

Historic District





Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003. Series XX:  Campus, Farm, and Property Maps, 1899-1990. Campus and Farm Maps: 3-A

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994


Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

Oregon Digital: A search for "Softball Complex" returns image and text results regarding the OSU softball complex.

SCARC: A search for "Softball Complex" returns results in the Intercollegiate Athletics Records, 1908-2013, as well as in a few other collections. Note: some information pertains to previous softball fields