With some significant scheduling changes happening -- adding a day of rest for the players -- fans will also notice the easier path to watch this weekend’s Women’s College World Series.
In years past, fans made the hike up 50th Street for those not wanting to hop on the shuttles. Now, fans will have a chance to take a quick walk on the pathway between Remington Park and the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex.
“We saw a need, and so did OKC, so we wanted to enhance the fan experience,” said Rich Cress with USA Softball.
This year’s tournament will include all but one sold-out session.
“Thirteen thousand people selling out the largest softball stadium in the country creates a significant impact that we hope is felt by the hotels, restaurants and attractions in every part of our community,” said Adam Wisniewski the Vice President of Sports Development with the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Not only does Oklahoma City get to host thousands of fan, but all eyes will be on Oklahoma. Just last year, the WCWS broke records for how many people streamed the tournament.
The USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex also went through some renovations.
“We got brand-new outfield padding instead of a windscreen in years past. It adds another safety aspect to the teams playing,” Cress said.
If you are heading to the stadium, there is a clear bag policy in place. Only one clear water bottle will be allowed in the stands.