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Official Review by Chris Green, Stadium Journey Regional Correspondent
FAU Softball Stadium is nestled next to the school’s basketball arena, FAU Arena, right in line with the rest of the campus’ athletic facilities. This makes it easy to find, and the viewing angle in the grandstand is among the best in college softball. Nonetheless, this is a facility with some positive aspects, but also a few drawbacks.
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While there is nothing inherently special about the concession stand at FAU Softball Stadium, the food is inexpensive. There is the standard fare of cheeseburgers ($5) and hot dogs ($3), with the notable additions of sausage and peppers ($5) and a chicken sandwich ($5). Snacks range from chips, cookies, muffins, candy, trail mix, popcorn and more, and cost just $1-$2 each. Drinks are standard Coca-Cola products, water, Powerade, coffee, and hot chocolate.
The atmosphere at FAU softball games is energetic (as softball often is), but somewhat laid back. There isn't much tension in the air. The seating however is top notch at FAU Softball, with the grandstands sitting more than six feet above the ground for the lower level. This gives you an elevated view of the playing field no matter where you sit, and helps you see more of the action from home plate to the outfield. There is also a viewing mound in the left field area beyond third base, giving you a view right up next to the fence that also provides great views of the outfield action often overlooked in the grandstands. Bring your own bag chair and find a seat on the hill for an unobstructed view.
Boca Raton is a beautiful part of Palm Beach County. In addition, FAU's campus is clean, South Florida-esque in appearance, and overall visually appealing. Not far from the campus is a beautiful strip shop that plays host to a P.F. Chang's, J. Alexander's Restaurant, Shake Shack, Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble, and more.
Equidistant to the east of campus is the Atlantic Ocean. There, you can find a beautiful beach, as well as the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, where visitors can get a look at some of coastal Florida's natural habitats and inhabitants, thanks to boardwalks through the mangroves and natural butterfly gardens.
Near the beach, hotels are easy to find. What Boca Raton lacks in nightlife more commonly found in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the area more than makes up for in relaxation. In addition, Palm Beach International Airport isn't far from Boca Raton, with Fort Lauderdale and Miami less than an hour away, as well.
As Boca Raton has a large residency of people over age 50, a lot of fans are from that generation, coming by to take in a game of college softball on a beautiful south Florida night. Students also show up here and there, with friends and family of players making up the rest of the fans in attendance. Courtesy is definitely prevalent, and there are never any vulgar outbursts, making this a great place to bring the kids.
Getting to FAU is easy. Unlike several sports teams or colleges where the campus stadiums are miles away from the highway exits, FAU is quite literally bordered by I-95 in Boca Raton. Also, just a few miles west is the Florida Turnpike. Once off the exit from I-95, the FAU campus is immediately visible. Parking is quite plentiful, and even if you get stuck in a lot or garage that is a little further from the stadium, the walk is not very far and is through a beautiful campus.
Tickets to FAU games are relatively low, at just $5 for single game tickets, $20 for tournaments, and $50 for season tickets. The team also offers group tickets at $2 for groups of 15-40 people and $1 for groups of 50 or more people. Add to this the low cost of concessions and you're spending very little for quality Division I college softball in a beautiful setting.
There are often giveaways at FAU softball games, ranging from t-shirts to team posters.
The school's mascot, Owlsley, also frequently makes an appearance at the games.
Another aspect the stadium has added is being pet friendly. Out of left field is a pet-walking area for those fans who wish to bring their dogs to the game.
Finally, you can park pretty close to the stadium, and walk to other FAU athletic fields with relative ease.
The next time you're in Boca Raton, consider looking to FAU's softball program for a night of sports. Low ticket prices make this a great facility for families on a budget, and the seating gives you a great view of the game action regardless of where you are seated. Add to this the relaxing atmosphere and you can't get much better on a balmy south Florida night.
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