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Softball Complex
South Commons Softball Complex was the site of the 1996 Olympic Women's Fastpitch Softball Competition. It is an eight field complex, which includes a five field hub with a roundhouse and a three field fan with a stadium, indoor score boots, concessions, and restrooms.
The South Commons Softball Complex and Stadium truly brings the value of sports entertainment and recreation home for the people. The softball facilities at the South Commons are unparalleled in the softball universe. The seven fields and stadium field host hundreds of local league competitions. In its short history, the complex has also hosted dozens of local, state, regional, national and even international softball competitions. As home to the Superball Classic, the complex was well prepared to host the 1996 Olympic Women's Fast-pitch Softball practice sessions prior to the medal games at Columbus Golden Park. Superball itself has gained recognition as the premier amateur women's softball event hosting international teams such as Japan, China, Australia, Brazil and of course the USA and many others.

Softball Complex (706)653-4449




Golden Park is itself a historic landmark. Originally constructed in 1906, the baseball park was completely renovated in 1996 just in time to host the first ever Olympic Women's Fast-pitch Softball event during the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, USA. The historic park is now home to the Columbus Catfish, Class A Los Angeles Dodgers franchise. The ballpark also hosts such events as the Southeastern Conference college baseball championship and other regional tournaments.

Golden Park (706)571-8866


A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium

The original front of the Memorial Stadium is reminiscent of a Greek/Roman gladiator's coliseum. The design hints to its history of gridiron battles that have taken place on its fields. Once home to the Georgia-Auburn football contest from 1916 - 1958, the stadium now hosts local youth football and soccer, high school football and decades-old annual college football events - the Fort Valley State-Albany State and the Tuskegee-Morehouse game.

A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium (706)653-4500