OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Christian University has broken ground on a new softball stadium that will be ready for use for the 2013 season.
During Monday's ceremony, university leaders honored Ricky and Kelly Lawson, who provided a seven-figure anchor gift for the stadium project, which will replace Lady Eagle Field. Fundraising for the Tom Heath Field at Lawson Plaza continues.
The stadium is being named in honor of Heath, who has served as the only head coach in Oklahoma Christian softball history. Ricky Lawson is a 1992 Oklahoma Christian alumnus.
Once finished, the new stadium will include locker rooms, coaches' offices, training rooms, meeting rooms, a players' lounge, permanent restrooms, a press box, permanent seating, an indoor training facility and a 34-vehicle parking lot.
RGroup Inc. of Choctaw will be the primary contractor.