NIU Athletics, Mary M. Bell Field – Softball

1245 Stadium Drive

DeKalb IL,60115


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When Northern Illinois University’s softball complex began a new era as both the home of the Huskies and the IHSA Class AA Tournament, it was perfect timing to dedicate the facility in honor of the “founding mother” of NIU women’s athletics – Dr. Mary Bell.┬áBell Field is considered by many to be one of the best playing facilities in the Midwest. It consists of a regulation field complete with two batting cages, running water, and an infield tarp. In addition, aglime bullpens are available for pitching practice and warm-ups outside each foul line fence. The outfield fence dimensions measure 200 feet down the lines and 220 feet to center field.