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JoAnne Graf Field
Florida State University is home to one of the premier softball complexes in the nation. JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex is state-of-the art in every facet and provides Florida State softball players with an all-inclusive complex that includes locker rooms, meeting rooms and one of the best playing surfaces anywhere in the country. JoAnne Graf Field hosted back-to-back NCAA Regionals in 2001 and 2002 and then again in 2004.
Florida State has posted 270 wins in its 10 years at the complex. Even more impressive, FSU has gone 217-54 at the complex the last eight years for an amazing .801 winning percentage. The complex was also featured in Athletic Business Magazine's 2002 Architectural Showcase.
Florida State's dream of a new, state-of-the-art softball complex became reality when ground was broken in a ceremony in the spring of 1998. Construction workers worked continuously to complete the facility, which also houses the Seminole soccer stadium. The result was the creation of one of the nation's premier collegiate softball and soccer facilities. The complex, which was completed in the spring of 1999, includes ticket and concessions buildings and spacious press boxes with radio/television booths. The two-level Mary Ann Stiles & Barry Smith Team Building features a reception area, softball and soccer coaches offices, which overlook their respective stadiums, a combined workroom, large team and coaches locker rooms and training and equipment rooms.
The Florida State Soccer/Softball Complex was "officially" opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, April 17 1999. The event, which was held in conjunction with Florida State's 30th Anniversary of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics Spring Celebration, drew approximately 150 spectators, including University dignitaries and athletics department personnel. Several former Florida State student-athletes and staff also returned for the monumental event.
Two major changes were made to the complex in the last four seasons. On April 2, 2005, university president Dr. T.K. Wetherell and former Athletics Director, Dave Hart, officially renamed the softball stadium "JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex." She joined Bob Heck at Georgia State as the only two active softball coaches with fields named after them. It was only fitting that one day later Graf crossed the 1,300-win plateau with a 5-2 triumph over Virginia Tech. In the fall of 2006, the stadium got a facelift as a Florida State unveiled a brand new video scoreboard for the 2007 season. The board uses the same technology that is used at most outdoor professional stadiums. The ProStar is capable of displaying video clips, live video, animation, player headshots, graphics and statistics in 4.3 trillion colors.
The team building will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation to the second floor which began in October 2008 with an expected completion date in June 2009. The expansion to the second floor will include new offices, a team meeting room, tradition space for both softball and soccer and a player lounge.
The Seminole Softball Complex, which is adjacent to the FSU Soccer Complex, is located between Dick Howser Baseball Stadium and Mike Long Track on Spirit Way. The facility can be accessed from both Spirit Way and Stadium Drive.
Directions to JoAnne Graf Field
From Interstate 10 - Westbound - Exit 209A:
Head southeast on Exit 209A toward Mahan Dr/SR-10 W/US-90 W, Merge onto Mahan Dr/SR-10 W/US-90 W, Continue to follow SR-10 W/US-90 W, Continue to follow SR-10 W/US-90 W, Turn left at Bryan St, Continue on Stadium Dr W, andTurn left at Connector Rd
From Interstate 10 - Eastbound - Exit 196:
Head east on Exit 196, Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Regional Airport/SR-263 S and merge onto Capital Circle NW/SR-263 S, Turn left at SR-10 E/W Tennessee St/US-90 E, Turn right at Bryan St, Continue on Stadium Dr W, and Turn left at Connector Rd
From HWY 90 West (QUINCY):
Head southeast on US-90/Veteran's Memorial Hwy toward S McArthur St, Continue to follow US-90, Turn right at Bryan St, Continue on Stadium Dr W, and Turn left at Connector Rd
From Route 319 (Thomasville Rd.):
Head southwest on SR-61 S/Thomasville Rd/US-319 S toward Rhea Rd, Continue to follow SR-61 South, Turn right at SR-10 / E Tennessee St / US-90, Turn left at Bryan St, Continue on Stadium Dr West, and Turn left at Connector Rd
From the Airport
Head west on Capital Circle SW/SR-263 toward General Aviation, Turn right at Blountstown HWY /W Pensacola St / SR-20 E / SR-366E, Slight right at W Pensacola St / SR-366 E, Turn left at Stadium Dr West, andTurn right at Connector Rd.
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