Cheryl Holt Field became the permanent on-campus home facility for the Austin Peay softball team in the 2000 season, giving the Lady Govs their first true home facility in the programʼs 15-year history to that point.
Its location at the southwest corner of what was the former football practice field puts it at the center of the APSU intercollegiate on-campus sports facilities, being surrounded by the Dunn Center (basketball/volleyball) and Raymond C. Hand Park (baseball) to the west, Morgan Brothers Soccer Field to the north, the Governors Indoor Tennis Center and Governors Stadium (football) to the east.
Since becoming the home facility, Chery Holt Field, formerly known as Lady Govs Field, has seen several upgrades take place. First a free-standing, enclosed, field-level press box was brought in 2001 and lights were added two years later.
In 2005, there was an upgrade to the dugouts, as the gray cinderblock was covered with red bricks, more matching the universityʼs main color, while a covered hitting area/storage area building was built behind the right field fence. In 2006, a black hitterʼs background was erected in centerfield.
The most current upgrades came in 2007, as the original fence backstop was taken down and replaced with a two-part backstop, a bottom that is a solid redbrick base, with the upper part being a nylon-webbing net on a four-pole system. The black hittersʼ background, which was behind the original fence in centerfield, became the new centerfield wall, bringing the centerfield to a distance of 210 feet, while the left and right field lines remain at 200 feet.
In Spring 2011, Lady Govs Field was renamed Cheryl Holt Field, in honor of the longtime administrator and the program's first coach
Prior to the 2000 season, the Austin Peay softball team had played at several locations off campus for its home games, but primarily at Edith Pettus Park, just off the northwest side of the main APSU campus.