The new Dartmouth Softball Park opened in the Spring of 2012 and brings the Big Green to campus.
The $3.1 million project includes wrap around seating for 400 fans, sunken dugouts, bullpens, batting cages, press box, scoreboard and an artificial FieldTurf playing surface with superior drainage capacity. The team will use a locker room, training room and public restrooms that are already located within the Chase Field Complex. The new Dartmouth softball park will also have the capability to live stream all home softball games.
The Dartmouth Softball park is very similar to the home of Dartmouth baseball, Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park, but is on a smaller scale in accordance with NCAA softball dimensions.
During their season, the varsity athletes in the softball program have embraced a total commitment to conditioning and fitness. The athletes utilize the Varsity Strength Training Center, a 10,000 square foot facility with state-of-the art equipment. In the Training Center, student-athletes undergo effective strength, power, plyometric, agility, flexibility and conditioning programs under the supervision of strength and conditioning staff. Dedicated to creating a physical and mental advantage for Dartmouth's student- athletes, the strength and conditioning staff develops and monitors a specific program for each student-athlete which includes metabolic speed drills on the track, explosive lifting in the weight room, stretching and plyometric work.
Floren Varsity House is an impressive new facility for Dartmouth's varsity athletic programs, a 130-seat "smart” classroom, meeting rooms, football locker and equipment facilities, and offices for football and several other sports. The building is located to the east of Memorial Field. Recently completed was $12 million in renovations to Alumni Gymnasium, the 95-year-old centerpiece of Dartmouth's athletic complex. Included in the project:
- Creation of a 14,000-square foot recreational fitness center.
- Eight new multi-use fitness spaces, comprising about 10,000 square feet.
- Infrastructure improvements to Karl Michael Pool.
- New handicap accessibility and an elevator serving the gym's four levels.
Leverone Field House provides two acres of indoor artificial turf practice area. The Big Green holds its winter practices at the Field House, which includes two batting cages and space for a full infield and outfield. The facility underwent a recent major renovation and now features better lighting, mechanical curtains and an advanced sound system. Among the upgrades are structural changes to the roof, an improved ventilation system and a resurfaced floor that will help balls bounce firmer. In addition, more natural light streams into the facility and some doors were removed, making it an exceptional training facility.