Mike Cragg, Duke's deputy director of athletics for operations, is overseeing the facility upgrades that are planned as part of the Duke Forward fundraising initiative.
A total of $100 million will go toward facilities.
said the school is looking at two sites for the new softball complex, which will include a playing facility that would seat around 500 fans as well as an adjacent practice field.
That practice field would also be used for intramural sports.
"Like all our facilities, it will be built first class," Cragg
The preferred site for the softball field would be off N.C. 751 (Cameron Boulevard) in West Campus behind the David Thomas Executive Conference Center.
That would fit with Duke's hopes to have most of its athletic facilities near one another.
said an East Campus site near Williams Field, home of Duke field hockey, is also under consideration.
said the athletics department's fundraising for Duke Forward is going well but has yet to be completed.
estimated it is about two-thirds complete.
As for Wallace Wade Stadium, Cragg
said the plan now is to remove the track, lower the field and tear down the Finch-Yeager Building following the 2014 season.