Love’s Field Opened at University of Oklahoma

The $37 million softball stadium that Love’s helped build opened on March 1.

Love’s Field Opened at University of Oklahoma

May 2024   minute read

In 2021, Love’s announced that it provided the lead and naming gift for the University of Oklahoma’s new softball stadium. Three years later, Love’s Field is completed, and the first pitch was thrown on March 1.

At the field, the company’s name is displayed at the top of the scoreboard, as well as behind home plate. The facility will feature a 10,669-square-foot indoor training facility, more than double the size of the previous training space, and several team spaces, including a training room, locker room and classroom. It will also have space for a recognition area to showcase national championships, All-Americans and other outstanding accomplishments.

“My family and I are so proud to play a part in making Love’s Field a reality,” Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer for the retailer, said. But she also pointed out that while the stadium might have the company name on it, this project took years and a village of dedicated people to complete.

“This 44,000-square-foot complex is a nod to Coach Gasso and all those who have been instrumental to building the Oklahoma softball dynasty and hopefully an inspiration for the female student-athletes who compete in it. They are our leaders of the future,” Love Meyer said. “Love’s is humbled to stand alongside the more than 1,100 donors who graciously supported this project. The $37 million raised is the largest dollar amount privately fundraised for a female-specific facility project in college athletics history.”

The first pitch in Love’s Field coincided with the start of Women’s History Month.

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