The WKU Softball Field, built in conjunction with the soccer field, was part of a $1.2 million development to create one of the finest softball facilities in the conference and region. The softball project, which begin in 1999 and was completed in just six months, involved laying the playing surface, the construction of both dugouts and a backstop, the outfield fence, bullpens and batting cages. A full-service scoreboard was added in right field in March, 2000.
The Lady Toppers made their debut at the WKU Softball Field on February 23, 2000, with a doubleheader against Evansville, and earned their first home victory just three days later with a 4-2 defeat of in-state rival Eastern Kentucky. WKU went on to post a 16-5-1 record at the field that year.
Construction continued following the Lady Toppers' inaugural season with the creation of the concession stand and press box facilities, located behind home plate. Lights were also added, giving the squad the ability to host night games for the first time during the 2000-01 school year.
The addition of lights in time for the 2001 season allowed Lady Topper softball to host a pair of in-season tournaments, the WKU Spring Classic and the Lady Topper Classic, a trend that continued in future seasons. Also thanks to the addition of lights, start times for week games were able to be moved to 5:00 PM, giving the community a better opportunity to come out and support Lady Topper softball.
After the completion of the concession stand and press box facilities, which also includes fully-equipped restrooms, WKU installed 350 permanent chairback seats prior to the 2002 season. The facility also has the ability to add bleachers to increase seating capacity in the future.