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Ulmer Stadium is part of the university's Cardinal Park. The 10-year-old stadium, which can accommodate up to 2,200 fans, features field lighting, home and visiting bullpens and a climate-controlled press box and a video board. The state-of-the-art built-in dugouts include oak benches, as well as helmet and bat compartments.

In summer of 2007, the infield was resurfaced with Hilltopper Infield Mix, a state-of-the-art surface that is designed to withstand inclement weather such as wind, rain and snow with minimal wear and tear and maintenance. The upgrading continued in the fall of 2009, when the outfield was re-sodded with bluegrass.

In 2006, Ulmer Stadium underwent several renovations including refurbishing and adding heaters in both dugouts, upgrading the outdoor batting cages and bullpen areas. Ulmer Stadium also houses the Koetter Center, an indoor hitting and pitching facility.

The U of L softball team began playing on the field in 2000, shortly after construction was completed. It serves as the team's home field for practices and games and was the site of the 2001 and 2004 Conference USA Softball Championships. Ulmer Stadium was chosen as the host site for BIG EAST Softball Championships from 2008-10, and will be home to the league tournament again in 2011. Ulmer Stadium was selected as a host site for the 2009 NCAA Softball Regional.

In addition to university functions, the field is also used to serve the local community as a site for high school softball games and tournaments as well as team camps.

The grounds maintenance supervisor, Mike Winkenhofer, and his crew of five dedicate a great deal of time and energy to the maintenance and upkeep of the field. Their tireless efforts have played a significant role in making Ulmer Stadium one of the most outstanding facilities in the nation. In fact, Ulmer Stadium earned 2001 National Fastpitch Coaches Association/Turface Award Midwest Regional honors.

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