Parking can be found in both West and East Ryan Field Parking Lots.
Sharon J. Drysdale Field, home to Northwestern since the early days of legendary coach and field namesake Sharon J. Drysdale's tenure, has undergone a multiple-phase renovation in recent years. Prior to 2006, the outfield was rolled and new turf installed, leading ESPN.com to proclaim "the field and softball staff both earned rave reviews for staging the Big Ten Tournament..." following that season's conference tournament.
After playing host to NCAA Tournament rounds in both 2006 and 2007, Drysdale Field's final renovation phase (including sunken dugouts, permanent seating, a game operations booth and a plaza down the third-base line) was completed. The project, made possible by the generosity and efforts of many program friends and donors, gives Chicagoland fans a unique and exciting place to watch the best college softball in the nation.
Sharon J. Drysdale Field is part of the Ryan Field Campus.
Directions to Ryan Field Campus
From Chicago: Take either Lake Shore Drive or I-90/94 (Kennedy). If you go the Lake Shore Drive route, follow LSD until it ends and merges with Sheridan Road. Take Sheridan north through Evanston (follow the signs as Sheridan winds through south Evanston). Turn left on Central Street, just north of the main campus. Go west approximately one mile to Ryan Field.
If you take the expressway, stay on the Kennedy until I-90 and 94 split. Take I-94 West (Edens) toward Milwaukee. Exit on Old Orchard Road and proceed east. Turn left on Gross Point Road and then turn right at the next light which is Central Street. Proceed approximately two miles to Ashland Street.
From the North: Take I-94 (Edens) East. Exit on Skokie Blvd. And turn left at stop light at Lake Avenue. Go east on Lake to Green Bay Road. Turn right and proceed south to Central Street. Turn left and go east approximately one-half mile to Ashland Street. Turn left. Rocky Miller Park is on the corner of Ashland and Isabella Streets.
From O'Hare International Airport: Exit the airport and take I-294 North. Exit on Dempster Street east and proceed several miles until you reach I-94. Take I-94 West and exit and turn right on Old Orchard Road. Proceed east and turn left on Gross Point Road. Take the next right on Central Street and head east approximately two miles to Ashland Street.