The Board of Trustees approved plans for the building of a new softball stadium and will be completed by Spring 2011.
Beard Field, named after Lee and William Beard, will replace Nittany Lion Field, which has been the home of Penn State softball for over 35 years.
The project will cost slightly over ten million dollars and will seat over 1,000 spectators.The stadium will also be energy efficient and responsible, earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
Plans for the new field will give Penn State the ability to host high school and collegiate tournaments.
The stadium will also feature an indoor batting tunnel, training and locker rooms, and coaches' offices.