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Jack Turner Softball Stadium

Jack Turner Stadium

The Georgia softball team plays in a multi-million dollar softball stadium. The facility holds close to 1,400 fans while additional outfield seating was added in 2015. The Jack Turner Stadium, named for the late Jack Turner thanks in part to gifts from himself and his son Jimmy Turner, has been chosen to host eight NCAA Regionals and four NCAA Super Regionals since the format began in 2006.

Both the Georgia and visiting team dugout are connected via tunnel from the locker rooms. The Bulldogs' locker room area has all facilities located in it, including an athletic training room, players' lounge, game room, locker room, showers as well as the coaches' offices and locker room. On the first base side, the visiting team has its locker room and showers along with the umpires' locker room. A state-of-the-art press box was built featuring suites for radio, television, media and athletic administration. Georgia's stadium ranks among the nation's best and will continue to be an attractive site for NCAA postseason play for years to come.

Jack Turner

Jack Turner was named to the University of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees in 1999 where he served as a member of the Investment Committee. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1953 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance and was a member of Chi Psi fraternity, the Air Force ROTC and Gridiron. As an athlete, he was a letterman in both baseball and basketball.

Following graduation, he served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and after serving his country embarked on a professional career in the financial services industry. Jack was president and retired as chairman of the board of American Funds Distributors, a subsidiary of the American Funds Group, based in Los Angeles in 1995.

What followed could not be characterized as a "quiet retirement." Jack dedicated much of his retirement years to the University of Georgia. His service included:

Director of the Georgia Student Educational Fund (the forerunner to today's William C. Hartman Fund); Executive Committee member and director of the National Alumni Association; Member on the board of the UGA Athletic Association; Chairman of the UGA Athletic Association Finance Committee; Chairman of the UGA Athletic Association Facilities Committee; Chairman of the Georgia Athletic Association Student Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund (through which Jack has endowed several scholarships); Founding member and partner in the President's Club; Member of the Heritage Society.

In addition, Jack founded the Turner Family Foundation, a private organization that supports local charities. In 1999, he was honored by the National Football Hall of Fame for his outstanding support of amateur football, and in 2002 was part of the inaugural class of inductees to the UGA Athletic Association's "Circle of Distinction," honoring his service to the organization. The Terry College of Business honored him in 2002 as a "Distinguished Alumni" for his longtime service to the school.

Facts & Figures

  • One of the Nation's Premier Facilities
  • $5.5 Million Complex
  • Inaugural Season: 2004
  • Capacity: 1,400
  • New Video Scoreboard
  • Dimensions: 190 LF, 220 CF, 190 RF
  • Crowd-Friendly Venue
  • Players' Lounge & Game Room
  • Video Room
  • Training Room
  • State-of-the Art Press Box

Top 10 Largest Home Crowds
1.1,986No. 6 Tennessee4/6/13
2.1,877No. 15 Tennessee4/2/09
3.1,848No. 2 Florida4/18/15
4.1,811No. 10 Kentucky5/3/14
5.1,804No. 2 Alabama4/21/12
6.1,801No. 5 Alabama3/14/15
7.1,776No. 10 Kentucky5/4/14
8.1,663No. 1 Alabama5/4/08
9.1,644No. 4 Florida4/1/12
10.1,632No. 18 Kentucky4/9/11

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