Sherri Parker Lee Stadium is home to the Tennessee softball program and features VIP seating, a state-of-the art press box and digital scoreboard for video playback.
In its continuing effort to enhance and upgrade facilities available to its women's athletics teams, the University of Tennessee officially opened the Sherri Parker Lee Softball Stadium on Feb. 5, 2008 by defeating BYU 8-2 in the first annual Tennessee Classic. The brand new venue also hosted a record 1,622 fans on April 12 for a high-profile exhibition against the U.S. Olympic Softball Team and the homecoming of former Tennessee pitcher Monica Abbott.
Lee Softball Stadium features a state-of-the-art press box, a digital scoreboard with video playback capabilities, 2,200 seats and three locker rooms. Each team also has its own locker room facility under the stadium complex.
The stadium itself contains 600 reserved chair-back seats, as well as bleachers with back railings to provide a more comfortable viewing experience for fans. The press box area includes two private hospitality suites and four VIP suites, with three separate rooms for TV and radio to utilize. The top floor of the complex includes an observatory, accessible by elevator, that is used primarily by TV crews.
Situated beside the stadium, the Tennessee clubhouse is approximately 7,000-square feet with a team room, whirlpools, training area and conference room. It also includes a kitchen, 30-seat theater, trophy room and a recreation room with a big-screen television, pool table, video games and comfortable furniture for the student-athletes. The locker room also has full laundry facilities, a mud room, 24 large lockers, shower and bathroom facilities. The staff also has access to a private office with a separate locker room and shower and bath area.
Connected to the clubhouse is one of the largest batting cage facilities in the nation. It contains four 16-by-60 foot cages. The cages are designed to provide plenty of room to walk or film between each, allowing the coaching staff room to stand nearby to provide any necessary instruction. All four cages are covered from the weather and possess high-quality Astroturf.
DIRECTIONS TO SHERRI PARKER LEE STADIUM
From McGhee Tyson Airport: Take 129 North (Alcoa Hwy.) toward Knoxville. After traveling approximately 13 miles, take the Neyland Drive. Exit. Turn LEFT at the traffic light onto Neyland Drive. Turn LEFT onto Leinard Lane. Soccer fields will be in front on the left.
From I-40 East (From Nashville) & I-75 North (From Chattanooga): Take I-40 East to the Airport/Smoky Mountain (129 South) Exit #386B. Merge Right and pass Kingston exit. Get off on the next exit-Neyland Dr. Turn Left onto Neyland Dr. and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Leinard Lane. Turn left at the top of Leinard Lane. Lee Stadium will be past the soccer stadium.
From I-40 West (From Asheville, N.C.): Once on I-40 West, take James White Parkway Exit. Follow signs to Neyland Drive. After going approximately 1 mile on Neyland Drive and crossing over lake Loudon intersection, turn RIGHT onto Leinard Lane. Turn left at the top of Leinard Lane. Lee Stadium will be past the soccer stadium.
From I-75 South (From Lexington, Ky.): Enter Knoxville on I-75 South to I-275 South. Take the I-40 Exit towards Asheville. Once on I-40 East, take James White Parkway Exit (you will exit off of the left side of the interstate). Follow signs to Neyland Drive. After going approximately 1 mile on Neyland Drive and crossing over Lake Loudon intersection, turn RIGHT onto Leinard Lane. Turn left at the top of Leinard Lane. Lee Stadium will be past the soccer stadium.