While professional baseball was not in Firestone Stadium's future (and again it was never supposed to be)... Firestone Stadium would find another calling... professional softball. In 1994 a professional softball league began that was known as the WPF. The "Woman's Pro Fastpitch" was the first softball league since the IWPSA... the International Women's Professional Softball Association played professional softball throughout the late 1970's. The new WPF began with a 6 team roster including the following teams and
locations: The Orlando Wahoos' (Originally based out of Winter Park's Alfond Stadium at Harper Shepherd Field); the Tampa Bay Firestix (we have no idea where they played before their big move to the Cincinnati Reds' old Spring Training Park in Plant City. Plant City Stadium would go on to become the home office for all professional softball leagues and also go on to also house the Orlando Wahoos); the Georgia Pride (begun play at Lithonia's Southeast Athletic Complex just south of Atlanta and would eventually move to South Commons Softball Stadium in Columbus, Ga); Charlotte's Carolina Diamonds (who we think played at Tom and Lib Phillips Field before moving to Sims Legion Stadium II in Gastonia); the Durham Dragons (who played at the old "Bull Durham" Durham Athletic Field) and the Virginia Roadsters who played at the beautiful old wooden Minor League War Memorial Stadium in Hampton.