Facilities

Bob Pearl Softball Field

Pearl Field, the home field of Iowa’s record-setting softball program, was dedicated on October 2, 1999, in honor of the late Robert L. Pearl, who was the first African-American baseball player at the University of Iowa and a longtime supporter of Hawkeye softball. In the fall of 2002, pro-style sunken dugouts were added, along with the addition of 500 permanent seats, bringing the grandstand capacity to 1,500.

Jacobson Hitting Facility

The Jacobson Hitting Facility was converted from a weight room into a hitting-only facilty in 2015 to provide the University of Iowa baseball and softball programs with 24-hour access to work on their games. The facility features four drop-down batting cages — two 60-foot and two 40-foot — and additional nets for tee work.

The facility is located adjacent to Duane Banks Field and is attached to the UI Recreation Building, where the main locker rooms for both programs are housed.