In November 2002, alumnus Cheryl Womack pledged $2 million for construction of a women’s softball stadium southeast of Allen Fieldhouse, replacing Jayhawk Field. Womack, of Mission Hills, Kan., who has a 1975 bachelor’s in elementary education, is the CEO of VCW Holding Company LLC; the field is named for her father, Demostenes Arrocha, a Panamanian immigrant.
Sports PLAN Studio of Kansas City, Mo., designed the field, which has dugouts, batting cages and drill areas and a computerized scoreboard. It was dedicated May 1, 2004. Future upgrades are to include permanent seating for 800, field lighting, press box and media facilities, restrooms, locker rooms and training facilities.