Right now, softball players in Edmond use the Bickham Softball Complex in order to play their favorite sport. But, due to several issues, including a lack of space to expand the facility, players are looking toward newer options.
A new and better facility is underway, and a four-field softball complex is currently under construction along State Highway 66 and the northeast corner of Post Road. Construction began in September along with park improvements in the new community park.
The new softball complex will be named Edmond 66 Park and will feature four fields. The complex was actually originally planned to have eight fields, and city officials are still hoping to expand the location to its original plan if the budget allows. Existing funds for the complex have been derived from the special 3/4-cent sales tax approved by Edmond voters in 2000.
The project is expected to completed by late summer or early fall this year. A Route 66 theme will be incorporated in the concessions and restroom areas, while a unique design is set for the roof canopy with an image of a ballplayer ready to swing on the support columns.