The Nebraska softball team held its first practice of the 2012 season inside the new Haymarket Park Indoor Practice Facility, located next to Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers return eight starters from last year’s team that posted a 41-14 record and advanced to an NCAA Regional final and finished with a No. 21 national ranking.
The team is not only excited about the upcoming season, but they began using their new practice facility. The Haymarket Park Indoor Practice Facility was completed last fall at a cost of $4.75 million. Softball and baseball now has access to its own facility.
The facility has 18,000 square feet that can be configured to utilize as many as six double-wide batting cages. The cages can also be retracted to open up all of the 120-foot by 150-foot space for live game simulation. The entire facility is netted, allowing for the Huskers to take live batting practice on a field roughly two-thirds the size of Bowlin Stadium.
Nebraska opens the 2012 season in 25 days when they face Washington in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe AZ on Feb. 9.