FACILITIES

This campaign is the first of its kind to solely focus on elevating women’s sports facilities. The mission is to provide Cal Softball and Cal Beach Volleyball programs with modern facilities to help them achieve excellence in athletics and academics at Cal.

 

Cal Athletics is dedicated to supporting all of our student-athletes with access to equitable resources and amenities. Aligning with our mission to provide all student-athletes with a well-rounded experience, complete with first-rate opportunities for their athletic, academic, and personal growth, new facilities remain a critical component.

 

Cal Athletics is actively fundraising for the development of new beach volleyball and softball team facilities. We aim to provide our existing women’s teams with fields, courts and associated amenities that are similar to what their male counterparts at Cal already enjoy while also meeting our obligations under Title IX.

We are excited to share this funding opportunity with you. Our overall goal is $8 million, and we have achieved $4.7M towards our target goal. Chancellor Carol Christ is fully supportive of this campaign and has generously allocated funds to assist our efforts.

 

If you are interested in making a gift to support our facility projects, please contact the Cal Athletics Fund at calathleticsfund@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2427.

Beach Volleyball Facility​ Project

Cal Beach Volleyball will soon have a new facility to call home under a plan announced in the summer of 2018 as part of the university and athletic department’s commitment to support student-athletes in all of their educational activities. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2021.

 

​The fastest growing NCAA sport, beach volleyball is sponsored by nine Pac-12 schools and 75 total universities around the country. Cal began its program in 2014, and the Bears have quickly become a top-15 team. With the new facility, Cal will be able to host televised matches, better accommodate fans and provide the resources to allow the Bears to thrive on the national stage.

 

The beach volleyball facility will remain on the Clark Kerr Campus, moving to a new location near the intersection of Sports Lane and Dwight Way. It will feature four sand courts, as well as permanent spectator seating, a team building, locker rooms, restrooms and a scoreboard. The team currently uses two courts with no permanent amenities.


For more information on how to contribute towards the beach volleyball facility, please contact Elaine Calip at ecalip@berkeley.edu or (213) 309-5228.

“The addition of a new facility will positively impact every aspect of our program. We are thankful for the campus giving us this opportunity. Cal beach volleyball has continued to grow every year, and a new facility will give our student-athletes an environment in which they can flourish.”
 

– Derek Olson, Interim Cal Beach Volleyball Head Coach 

Softball Facility​ Project

Cal Softball will soon have a new stadium to call home under a plan announced in the summer of 2018 as part of the university and athletic department’s commitment to support student-athletes in all of their educational activities. Demolition of the site is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.

Cal has a storied history in softball with 32 NCAA Tournament appearances, 12 trips to the Women’s College World Series and one national title in 2002. With such an illustrious past, the stadium is being built to help current and future generations of Golden Bears reach new standards of performance.

Located on the current site of Levine-Fricke Field, the diamond’s orientation will be shifted, with the new home plate area near the current left field foul pole. Once completed,  the venue will include expanded permanent seating, covered batting cages, locker rooms, a video board, restrooms, field lighting and an elevated press box, among other amenities. The facility will be configured to meet field dimension standards, and Cal will be able to host NCAA Tournament games, which the team is currently unable to do.

 

​For more information on how to contribute towards the softball facility, please contact Elaine Calip at ecalip@berkeley.edu or (213) 309-5228.

“I am extremely excited for Cal softball and the opportunities a new facility will bring to our program, and I know our players are going to be thrilled. This will help ensure a bright future for us, and I know that student-athletes will see it as a stadium that will allow them to excel on and off the field. Just as important, the facility will put us in position to host NCAA regional games that would give us a home-field advantage. I am very appreciative of the Chancellor, our Athletic Director Jim Knowlton and others within our department who have worked so hard to make this possible.”

 

– Chelsea Spencer,

   Cal Softball Head Coach

Tentative Timelines

 

  • June 2021 – Groundbreaking

  • Fall 2022 – Construction Complete

  • January 2023 – Facility Opens

General Specifications and Amenities

 

  • Located on the Clark Kerr campus

  • 4 beach volleyball courts

  • Spectator berm for a casual fan environment

  • Scoreboard

  • Locker rooms and team room

  • Public restrooms

  • Facility lighting

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Tentative Timelines

 

  • Spring 2021 – Demolition of Site Begins

  • Winter 2022 – Construction Complete

  • Spring 2023 – Facility Open

General Specifications and Amenities

 

  • Located at the existing site of Levine-Fricke Field

  • Fixed seating for 1,500 fans

  • Videoboard/Scoreboard

  • Locker rooms, team rooms and meeting rooms

  • Enclosed batting cages

  • Public restrooms and concession areas

  • Press box and field lighting