• There are no high-quality diamonds sized and fenced specifically for fastpitch softball anywhere in Minneapolis.
  • Girls playing fastpitch have to play on fields built for baseball, where the outfield fences sit 300-plus feet away from home plate. That's 75 feet farther than it should be for high school softball, making it nearly impossible for a female student to hit a home run.
  • The lack of proper facilities undermines Minneapolis girls' statistics and their college prospects, placing them at a disadvantage compared to suburban peers.

Addtionally, many of the diamonds where the teams play and practice are in sub-par condition.The facilities themselves do not contain even the basic ammenities you'd expect to have attached to a high school softball program.