Williams Field at Carter Memorial Stadium has been the home of Radford Baseball since a $1.8 million commitment to the future of Highlander baseball was made. Located on the site of the former baseball field in 2011, the stadium. A project unlike any before in the history of Radford Athletics, the stadium was completely privately funded through the Radford University Athletics Foundation, through the efforts of the Highlander Club. It gives the program a stadium that is capable of hosting NCAA Regionals and post season play. The ballpark has 850 chairback seats situated behind home plate and along the first and third base lines, with the closest seats situated just three feet beyond the backstop. In addition, the facility now has a spacious main concourse, along with a press box and state-of-the-art sound system. Radford also installed a brand-new video board prior to the 2015 season, featuring a 35-foot, high-definition LED display that allows for live streaming and replay. The video board sits on top of an inning-by-inning scoreboard. One of the finest artificial playing surfaces in the nation, FieldTurf was in charge of a project that concluded in February 2021.. New dugouts were also built to fit the changing needs of the program. Both dugouts are 74 feet long, include a deeper bench area with steps up to the field, restrooms, and expanded storage space on either side.Field in the News
The Sioros Center indoor hitting, pitching and video facility, opened in 2016, is a climate-controlled 8,000-square foot building equipped with batting cages and video flat-screen televisions for playback video analysis. The facility allows for Radford to move practice indoors in the event of inclement weather and during the winter months and is one of the top facilities in the nation, rivaling those built by many Power Five programs. In addition to the six batting cages the building can be configured to house, the Sioros Center has the necessary equipment and amenities for live pitching, machine pitching, pitchers’ bullpen sessions and defensive drills. The facility also houses the offices of Radford’s baseball coaching staff, allowing the coaches to remain close to the stadium and indoor practice facility on a daily basis.
As part of the transformation and improvements made to Radford’s athletic facilities, the former aquatic area in the Dedmon Center was converted into one of the largest non-football dedicated sports performance facilities in the country. The new facility features state-of-the-art equipment, along with a turf area for workouts, a new sound-system for music to play during lifting and workout sessions and four 70-in televisions.
Radford’s most recent athletic facility upgrade has been to the VCOM Center for Sports Medicine as a part of Radford’s new student-athlete experience campaign. The department transformed the former sports performance location into a state-of-the-art 4,300 square foot sports medicine facility. The new facility includes separate areas for treatment, taping, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and staff offices.