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Wilkins Stadium

Creating a world-class softball facility at Wichita State

Wichita State University’s softball team has seen outstanding growth over the last decade. The $19.85 million Wilkins Stadium renovation plan represents a remarkable commitment to the program and its continued impact on the university, while expanding the opportunity for women student-athletes at Wichita State.

The Impact

  • Addresses critical facility needs to the softball team facility, indoor practice facility, press box and seating areas.
  • Supports and complements the competitive growth our coaches and student-athletes have worked hard to achieve.

  • Creates a world-class facility capable of hosting potential AAC conference championship and NCAA regional and super regional championships.
  • Enhances fan experience elements to include outfield area/event pavilions and additional seating throughout the stadium.

“The growth of Shocker Softball is a testament to all of the former and current student-athletes that have worked hard to leave the program better than they found it. I can’t wait for each and every one of them to see the fruits of their labor and for our fans to pack the stadium to cheer on this program.”

Kristi Bredbenner
Head Coach, Shocker Softball

Phase Overview

The proposed $19.85 million renovation to Wilkins Stadium provides a definitive plan through which WSU will be positioned to maximize student-athlete development, recruitment and retention, helping build a consistent championship-level softball program and highlighting the caliber of female athletes at Wichita State.

Phase 1

$9.65 million

Renovations to the softball team facility and indoor practice facility

Phase 3

$3.5 million

Remodeling of existing facilities/seating/fan experience elements

Phase 2

$1.9 million

Renovations to the entrance/press box/ticket office and seating areas

Phase 4

$4.8 million

Renovating outfield area/event pavilions and paving

Learn More

For more information about this project or to learn how you can be recognized for your investment in the Shocker Softball program, please contact:

Darin Kater

Darin Kater, Senior Vice President,

WSU Foundation and
Alumni Engagement


Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson, Associate AD/Development and Revenue Generation
for Wichita State University

Madison Stein Mason

Madison Stein-Mason Deputy AD/Senior Woman Administrator
for Wichita State University

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