After three decades without a home for the women's softball program, Millikin University's dreams became a reality through a generous donation. The new Workman Family Softball Field is a monument to Millikin's strong heritage as well as the bright future of a growing program.
The field and all of its amenities were designed to attract the highest achieving student athletes, and it worked. Millikin's first recruiting class in the new field was bigger and better than ever before.
Developing a sense of Community.
The design team was tasked with the challenge of creating a Division III softball field like no other in the midwest (and perhaps the nation). Because Millikin's campus is rich with spaces and facilities that invoke a feeling of campus pride, history, and elegance, it was imperative that the facility associated with the softball field do the same. The new space needed to develop a sense of community, and it was designed as a place for players, coaches, students, staff, and the community to gather and celebrate the successes of Millikin student athletes.
The addition of on-campus athletic facilities aids in the recruitment of student athletes as well as increasing the enjoyment of campus life for all students.
- Gary Workman, Millikin University Trustee
Details that make a difference.