Billiken Sports Center Softball
The 2013 campaign will be Saint Louis softball's 14th season of play at the Billiken Sports Center. The first game at the facility was played March 13, 2000, when Southeast Missouri State defeated Saint Louis 10-3. Most recently, the BSC hosted the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.
The softball field, which includes new dugouts constructed in 2012, is located directly behind the baseball field and across from the parking garage at the intersection of Olive and Compton avenues.
The Billiken Sports Center originally opened in 1990 and was used for soccer, field hockey and intramurals. During the summer of 1991, a baseball diamond was added. The soccer stadium was expanded in 1999 and rededicated as Robert R. Hermann Stadium. The softball diamond, equipped with bleachers to seat 500 fans, is the latest addition to the BSC.
Prior to the 2000 season, the Billikens played home games in numerous parks in the St. Louis area, including St. Louis' Forest Park, ABC Fields and the Affton Athletic Association.
Near the softball diamond is a nature area with two ponds stocked with fish and other wildlife indigenous to Missouri and the St. Louis area.The Billiken Sports Center is located just minutes from downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis Gateway Arch is visible from the softball bleachers. Parking for softball games is available adjacent to the field in the Olive-Compton garage and on nearby streets.