Completed in 1999, the Robert and Irwin Goodman Softball Complex serves as the home to the University of Wisconsin softball team. The Goodman brothers, longtime area softball players, businessmen and UW donors, provided the lead gift of $500,000. Named for the Madison jewelers, the project cost more than $1.2 million and has been affectionately dubbed, the "Goodman Diamond."
2002 marked the first year under the lights for the Badgers. The lighting system was made possible by Bob Goodman, one of the original donors who made the field possible.
The facility is considered to be one of the top complexes in the country, with the visual aesthetics of overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota and its state-of-the-art amenities. The facility has numerous luxuries including dugouts, locker areas, a players' lounge, grandstand seating with a seating capacity approximately of 1, 600, a spacious press box and fan amenities such as restrooms and concessions.
In 2013, the Goodman Softball Training Center was completed. In the 16,500-square foot indoor facility the Badgers have access to a regulation sized infield, batting cages, team conference room and lounge. In addition, the team locker room and athletic training areas underwent extensive renovations.