Oklahoma City University - Baseball Camps

Oklahoma City University Baseball Camps

Facilities and Directions 

Jim Wade Stadium

Jim Wade Stadium has been the home of Oklahoma City University baseball since 1976.

The stadium has recently undergone several renova­tions, including new backstop, chairback seats and metal bleachers, dugout, scoreboard, sprinkler systems and sta­dium lights installed in the past couple of years. Seating capacity is 400 with 180 chairback seats. The facility has been surrounded with wrought iron and brick columns. Lights were installed in 2005, making night games possible for the first time at Jim Wade Stadium.

The new entryway to Jim Wade Stadium has been named Metheny Alumni Plaza in honor of Les Metheny, a former dean of students and baseball coach at OCU from 1948-85.

The Paul and Kim Sanders ticket booth was named in honor of longtime OCU supporters.

The stadium was named after Gen. Jim Wade in April 2005. Wade is a former OCU baseball, basketball and football player and an OCU Athletic Hall of Famer. Wade is a retired Air Force general who was decorated for service in the Ko­rean War.

The stadium sits next to C.R. Sutton Baseball Complex, which includes an indoor hitting facility, locker rooms, dressing rooms and coaches offices. It was completed in 1982.

Overlooking the stadium is the J.R. Homsey press box, built in 2000. The box is lined with baseball memorabilia, including a signed Johnny Bench picture and a mural fea­turing Harmon Killebrew. It offers season-ticket seating and media facilities comparable to any among small col­leges.

The Stars have been nearly unbeatable at home, hav­ing gone 237-32 at home over the past seven years for a .881 winning percentage.


Directions to Campus
Campus Map (PDF)

Getting to Oklahoma City University From Will Rogers World Airport:
The main thoroughfare leading north from the airport is Meridian Avenue. Take the exit (right) reading I-44 East (which is Airport Road). Airport Road will take you east to the junction with I-44. Take the exit (left) reading I-44 East to Tulsa. Continue north to 23rd Street (past the I-40 junction and the 10th Street exit). Exit (right) at N.W. 23rd Street and turn east (right) at the traffic light. Take 23rd east to Blackwelder Avenue (past May Avenue, Shepherd Mall, and Pennsylvania Avenue). The campus is situated between Penn and Blackwelder on the north (left) side of the street. Look for the Gold Star Memorial Building's tower as a landmark. At Blackwelder, turn north on to campus. The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is the 2nd building on the right (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the North via I-35:
From Wichita and points north, take I-35 south to the I-44 junction (immediate communities north of Oklahoma City are Guthrie and Edmond). Take I-44 west (right lanes), to the I-235 (Centennial Expressway) interchange. Exit (right) and take I-235 south to downtown (this requires driving under the overpass and taking a cloverleaf up to the right so you are heading southward on the overpass under which you just drove). Continue south to N.W. 23rd Street and exit (right); at the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn west (right) toward the university. Take 23rd to Blackwelder Avenue (past Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). Blackwelder is at the next traffic light past Classen Boulevard. At Blackwelder, turn north on to campus. The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is the 2nd building on the right (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the Northeast or Tulsa:
From Tulsa and points northeast, take the Turner Turnpike southwest to Oklahoma City. At the I-35 junction, take I-35 south (left) to the I-44 junction. Take I-44 west (right lanes), to the I-235 (Centennial Expressway) interchange. Exit (right) and take I-235 south to downtown (this requires driving under the overpass and taking a cloverleaf up to the right so you are heading southward on the overpass under which you just drove). Continue south to N.W. 23rd Street and exit (right); at the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn west (right) toward the university. Take 23rd to Blackwelder Avenue (past Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). Blackwelder is at the next traffic light past Classen Boulevard. At Blackwelder, turn north on to campus. The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is the 2nd building on the right (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the Northwest:
Take Highway 3 southeast to Watonga, at which point you may either take Highway 281 south to I-40 and follow the directions under that listing or continue on Highway 3 through Kingfisher and Okarche to Oklahoma City; eventually Highway 3 becomes the Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City (passing these major streets: Council, Rockwell, MacArthur, Meridian, Portland, Lake Hefner Parkway, and May Avenue). At Pennsylvania Avenue (major landmarks: Penn Square Mall on the left and 50 Penn Place on the right), turn right and drive south past I-44, 39th Street, and 36th Street. At N.W. 30th Street, turn left and head east to Blackwelder Avenue (which will have a four-way stop sign). Turn right and drive south toward 23rd Street. The campus is on the right (west) side of Blackwelder, The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is on the left (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the South via I-35:
From Dallas and points south, take I-35 to the I-40 junction (immediate communities south of Oklahoma City are Norman and Moore). At the I-40 junction, do not exit east or west, but take the middle lanes that continue north as I-235 (Centennial Expressway). Go north through downtown to N.W. 23rd Street and exit (right); at the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp, be sure to be in the left lane so that you can turn west (left) toward the university. Take 23rd west to Blackwelder Avenue (past Broadway, Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). Blackwelder is at the next traffic light past Classen Boulevard. At Blackwelder, turn north on to campus. The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is the 2nd building on the right (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the Southeast:
Head north or west to either I-40 or I-35, and follow the directions under those listings.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the Southwest:
From Lawton and points southwest, take the H.E. Bailey turnpike northeast to Oklahoma City; at I-244, continue north (left lanes) rather than exiting east (right) toward I-35. Continue north to 23rd Street (past the I-40 junction and the 10th Street exit). Exit (right) at N.W. 23rd Street and turn east (right) at the traffic light. Take 23rd east to Blackwelder Avenue (past May Avenue, Shepherd Mall, and Pennsylvania Avenue). The campus is situated between Penn and Blackwelder on the north (left) side of the street. Look for the Gold Star Memorial Building's tower as a landmark. At Blackwelder, turn north on to campus. The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is the 2nd building on the right (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the East via I-40:
From Arkansas and points east, take I-40 west to Oklahoma City (the community immediately east of Oklahoma City is Midwest City, home of Tinker Air Force Base). At the I-35/235 junction, take the exit marked I-235 North to Edmond (right). Go north through downtown to N.W. 23rd Street and exit (right); at the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp, be sure to be in the left lane so that you can turn west (left) toward the university. Take 23rd west to Blackwelder Avenue (past Broadway, Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). Blackwelder is at the next traffic light past Classen Boulevard. At Blackwelder, turn north on to campus. The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is the 2nd building on the right (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.

Getting to Oklahoma City University From the West via I-40:
From Amarillo and points west, take I-40 east to Oklahoma City (communities immediately east of Oklahoma City are El Reno and Yukon). At the I-44 junction, take the exit (left) reading I-44 East to Tulsa. Continue north to 23rd Street (past the fairgrounds and 10th Street). Exit (right) at N.W. 23rd Street and turn east (right) at the traffic light. Take 23rd east to Blackwelder Avenue (past May Avenue, Shepherd Mall, and Pennsylvania Avenue). The campus is situated between Penn and Blackwelder on the north (left) side of the street. Look for the Gold Star Memorial Building's tower as a landmark. At Blackwelder, turn north on to campus. The Ann Lacy Admissions and Visitor Center is the 2nd building on the right (tan brick, 3-story building). Visitor parking lot is on the east side of the building.