The Southeast Softball Complex has served as the home of the Redhawks for 17 years.
The complex contains three regulation softball fields, all of which have lights. The facility includes batting cages, an air-conditioned press box large enough to accomodate print and broadcast media, and bleacher seating for 600. In addition, there is a hill beyond the right field fence that provides fans with a unique view of the action.
Southeast played Northern Iowa in its first game at this facility on Mar. 6, 1999. Prior to that, the Redhawks played their home games at Parker Field, located in the heart of the Southeast Missouri campus.
The Southeast Softball Complex was constructed as part of Southeast Missouri’s effort to improve its sports facilities. At the time, that project also included new tennis courts, a FieldTurf artificial playing surface for the football and soccer teams, the resurfacing of the Abe Stuber track and new locker rooms for the volleyball, baseball and men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Recent renovations to the Southeast Softball Complex include a fenced backstop with concrete base and netting, reconfiguration of batting cages (including new turf and netting), concrete under the bleacher areas and new windscreens/capping on fences. Home and visitor bullpen areas were also sodded, new speakers were installed and branded padding was added to the backstop.
A windscreen along the outfield wall, state-of-the-art scoreboard and protective fencing in front of both dugouts were other upgrades made to the Southeast Softball Complex in recent years.