Belhaven Bowl Stadium
Surrounded by the Fine Arts Center, Heidelberg Gymnasium, Helen White Hall, Caldwell Hall, and Hood Library, the Belhaven Bowl Stadium contains the home field of the men's and women's soccer and football teams.Located in the heart of the Belhaven University campus, this historic venue has undergone a $4 million transformation, including installation of a custom turf playing surface, comfortable chairback seating for 1200 and a state of-the-art Daktronics video board. Blazers Football now joins Men's and Women's Soccer at home, in the center of it all.
Renovated in 1999, Heidelberg Gymnasium was built around what is now referred to as Charles R. Rugg Arena, the home court to Belhaven Blazers Men's and Women's Basketball and Women's Volleyball.This facility is named after Charles R. Rugg, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Belhaven Sports Hall of Fame inductee, NAIA Hall of Fame inductee, and storied coach of the Blazers Basketball and Tennis teams from 1964-1986.Heidelberg also has an auxiliary gymnasium, state of the art weight facility, exercise and fitness center, an athletic training facility, and the locker rooms for football, basketball, volleyball and soccer.
In the fall of 2011 it was decided by the Belhaven University Administration to provide a home for Belhaven Softball on campus. It was determined that the best location would be to renovate historic McLeod Field on Riverside Drive where baseball played their home games for many years.A total facelift was given to McLeod Field converting the facility from a baseball park to a softball facility. A new backstop wall and netting along with new fencing around the perimeter of the complex was installed which provided the field with the appropriate softball dimensions.The playing surface is a red clay, mule mix conditioner combination providing the surface with one of the best in our conference. The outfield wall is an 8-foot wall down the lines and in the power alleys with a 12-foot wall in center-field. The fence is 200 feet away from home-plate all the way around the outfield.
The Texas League arrived in Jackson in 1975, when Smith-Wills Stadium opened to host the New York Mets farm club. Since that day in 1975, Smith-Wills has seen its share of historical moments both on and off the field. From Darryl Strawberry and Lenny Dykstra to Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman, Smith-Wills has hosted some of baseball's biggest names over the years.Smith-Wills Stadium:Smith-Wills Stadium is now the home to the Belhaven Blazers. State of the art "Sprint-Turf" was installed in 2006 and makes Smith-Wills a unique playing surface.This outstanding baseball facility features home and visiting clubhouses, each with showers, laundry rooms and athletic training rooms. In 2007 the Blazers added covered hitting cages located just beyond the left field foul area. The "Hackin' Shack" is completely lighted with three large batting cages and two pitching mounds. A Daktronics inning-by-inning scoreboard adorns left field along with a message board in right field that allows fans to see up to date stats, which adds to the excitement of the game.The combination of durability and flexibility gives the stadium the flexibility to host a myriad of events other than baseball. Historical Smith-Wills Stadium is one of, if not, the finest venues in NCAA Division III Baseball.
Belhaven Bowl Stadium
McLeod Softball Field