An aerial view of the CU Sports Complex. The softball field is on the left, while the baseball field is on the right. The large white square near the top middle of the photo is the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion.
The Creighton Sports Complex, which includes the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion, is home to Bluejay baseball and softball. The facility opened in 1988 and was renovated in 2000, while the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion was completed and dedicated in 2001.
On the baseball side, the Bluejays play on a new Field Turf infield which was installed in the fall of 2006, while the outfield is SafePlay turf. The surfaces have proved to be some of the best to play on in the nation, as the baseball team annually ranks among the top defensive teams in the country. The left and right field lines are 330 feet, gaps are 390 feet and center field is 400 feet.
The softball portion of the complex includes a skin infield with SafePlay turf in the outfield. Recent improvements to the softball field include a section of chairback seats behind home plate and an enclosed press box.
The recent renovations to both the baseball and softball fields, along with the adjacent Kitty Gaughan Pavilion make the facilities at Creighton some of the finest in the Midwest.
The Kitty Gaughan Pavilion provides several amenities not just for the baseball and softball programs, but for the entire athletic department. The Pavilion contains offices, locker rooms and indoor batting cages for both programs. It also contains a training room, an umpire locker room, a kitchenette, concession area, public restrooms, furnished lounge area with televisions and an indoor viewing area and viewing deck for season ticket holders.
Directions to the Creighton Sports Complex
From I-80 West: Traveling west on Interstate 80 from Des Moines, continue on I-80 West across the Missouri River to I-480 North to downtown Omaha. Once on I-480, get into the far left lane and continue straight to the I-480 East/Highway 75 split. Take Highway 75 (the left fork). Exit to the right on the Cuming Street exit, turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Cuming. After going through the Cuming and 24th Street intersection, make a right onto 23rd Street and continue straight into a campus parking lot. Continue until reaching the top of a hill, from there the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion as well as the baseball and softball fields will be visible on the left.
From I-29 North: Traveling north on Interstate 29, take I-80 West at the convergence of the two interstates in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Follow the above directions from I-80 West.
From I-80 East: Traveling east on Interstate 80 from Lincoln, take Interstate 480 North to downtown Omaha and follow the above directions.
From Eppley Airfield: When leaving the terminal, turn left (south) on Abbott Drive and follow toward downtown, where Abbott Drive will turn into Cuming Street. From Cuming Street, turn left onto 23rd Street and continue straight up the hill into the campus parking lot. Continue until reaching the top of a hill, from there the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion as well as the baseball and softball fields will be visible on the left.
Media and Team Parking: Parking credentials are not required at the Creighton Sports Complex. It is recommended you park several rows from the stadium to avoid foul balls.