Category Archives: New Facility

Update on Disch Falk Field

Disch Falk Field-Photo provided by Donald J Boyles
Disch Falk Field-Photo provided by Donald J Boyles

Teams from around the nation will start up fall practices where they will have 45 days to conduct 33 fall practices with that being said the Texas Longhorns will be conducting scrimmages at several different locations. Primarily, they will be using the Dell Diamond which serves as the home of the Houston Astros AAA team.

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University of Central Arkansas: Baseball Stadium Renderings

Rendering of the new stadium-UCA
Rendering of the new stadium-UCA

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Though the completed baseball stadium is still months away, UCA fans can now take a glimpse into the future with the latest architectural renderings of the project, which were just released by the firm of Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson, Inc.

“You can see we’re getting top-notch quality,” said UCA athletic director Brad Teague. “These renderings give us a great look at what the completed facility will look like. You can see from these images that it is going to be an impressive, Division I-quality stadium that will compare favorably around our league.”

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It’s official: CWS in Omaha through 2035

Omaha and the College World Series have been married for 59 years, and the love affair will continue through at least 2035.

The NCAA’s top official said its relationship with Omaha is based on mutual trust and support. He offered that assessment today as he signed a 60-page contract that commits the series to Omaha for an unprecedented 25 years.

“There is something special about Omaha,” NCAA President Myles Brand said. Continue reading It’s official: CWS in Omaha through 2035

UMass facing some challenges

The University of Massachusetts baseball program has turned into a bottom feeder in the A-10 and Mike Stone is using the excuse that he has to compete against better programs now with the addition of Charlotte being added to the A-10 recently. I personally think that UMass needs to look at the program at the top since the team has noone that will be drafted this upcoming year and the recruiting needs to step up. Mike Stone complained in a recent Boston Herald article that he only has 2.3 scholarships per class but that comes out to 9.2 scholarships for the entire team. Continue reading UMass facing some challenges

New CWS deal with Omaha for 25 years

You thought 20 years was good?

How does 25 sound?

Officials spearheading Omaha’s ballpark effort announced that the College World Series will stay in Omaha for the next quarter of a century. That comes after last week’s news that the tournament will be here “at least 20 years,” starting in 2011. Continue reading New CWS deal with Omaha for 25 years

Deal reached on downtown Omaha park

Mayor Mike Fahey, left, and David Sokol, chairman of the Qwest Center Omaha governing board.Mayor Mike Fahey stood shoulder to shoulder with David Sokol today to announce that the two had resolved their differences and are ready to move forward with a new downtown baseball stadium.

Sokol, chairman of the board that runs the Qwest Center Omaha, and Fahey signed a memorandum of understanding Monday evening that clears the way for a stadium on the center’s parking lots C and E.

At a press conference today at the Mayor’s Office, Fahey said the city and MECA had overcome a “major hurdle” with the agreement. Continue reading Deal reached on downtown Omaha park

Tulane opens renovated Turchin Stadium

When Tulane baseball Coach Rick Jones sat next to President Scott Cowen at one of the first basketball games at Fogelman Arena post-Hurricane Katrina, Jones wasn’t certain what the future held for his half-demolished, half storm-wrecked stadium.

But Jones was put to ease early in the conversation.

“We are going to build you a new stadium,” Cowen said.

Suddenly Jones was comfortable, believing that somehow things would get back to normal, or in the baseball team’s case, better than normal.

Nearly two and a half years after beginning an overhaul of Turchin Stadium, the Green Wave opens its season tonight with a three-game series against Illinois-Chicago in its new and refurbished playing digs: Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.

“From when Scott Cowen said that, I felt comfortable with that’s the way we were going,” Jones said. “I didn’t know how. I didn’t have any idea it was going to be this palatial or this impressive. But that’s obviously where (athletic director) Rick Dickson came in, because he and I shared what this should look like.”

TIMES PICAYUNE: Tulane opens new Turchin Green Wave open new home tonight

New CWS Home?

The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that a committee to review whether to build a new stadium in Omaha has past the first major hurdle. The seven member committee decided on some parking lots near the Qwest Center in Omaha to be the place where the new stadium would be built. They looked at renovating Rosenblatt Stadium but say that it is not possible due to logistics which will come out in the coming weeks. The full report is available here.