Perhaps the most rapidly improving athletics facility Eureka College has to offer, the Eureka College softball team will play its home games at Sweitzer Field, the same on-campus facility that once served as home for Eureka’s first NCAA Tournament team in school history.
The field was dedicated for longtime former head coach Karen Sweitzer on Sept. 15, 2018. Sweitzer was the head coach of the EC softball program from 1991 until 2008 and was the winner of 310 games, the most by a female head coach in the history of the institution. The Red Devils earned their first NCAA Division III Tournament bid in school history under Sweitzer's guidance when EC went 21-15 in 2002 and received an at-large bid to the Bloomington, Ill. regional. She remains the only female head coach to take a Eureka College team to the national postseason.
Sweitzer Field has a two-story press box that allows for game operations, media and equipment storage. New for 2011 is a state-of-the-art windscreen along the outfield fence, greatly improving the look of the venue. The facility also includes two spacious covered concrete dugouts.