Category Archives: New Facility

George Washington renovations to Barcroft Park underway

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The first phase of the multi-million dollar renovation to Barcroft Park, the home field of the George Washington baseball team, is underway. Initial demolition is complete and construction has commenced in preparation for the 2012 season.

The existing structure, including the dugouts, backstop, fencing and scoreboard, has been demolished and the initial stages of artificial turf installation has begun. The venue is expected to be completed in Spring, 2012. Continue reading George Washington renovations to Barcroft Park underway

Texas Longhorns adding new video board at UFCU Disch-Falk Field

The Texas Longhorns will add a new toy to their already world-class stadium in 2012. Currently being constructed in right field is a new video board that will add some new flair for Augie Garrido’s club.

The video board is going up opposite of the existing scoreboard, just right of the 405 marker in the power alley.  The structure will measure out at 25.2 feet high, and 60 feet wide, and will display both teams’ lineups with a video display in the middle.

No official word yet on the fate of the existing scoreboard, but seeing that the new board makes no mention of score keeping, it would be safe to assume Texas will keep the existing structure in its current role, while shifting the graphics and video playback to the new board. Continue reading Texas Longhorns adding new video board at UFCU Disch-Falk Field

Stony Brook Dedicates Joe Nathan Field

Joe Nathan at Stony Brook's field dedication on October 28, 2011. From Stony Brook Athletics.There’s no feeling like coming home again.

Stony Brook University’s Joe Nathan came home to his alma mater and native New York State on Friday, October 28th to dedicate the team’s new baseball field. Nathan, a Pine Bush, NY native, gave the baseball program a $500,000 lead gift towards construction of the state-of-the-art facility in 2008. In recognition of his commitment, Stony Brook named the field in Nathan’s honor. Continue reading Stony Brook Dedicates Joe Nathan Field

Arizona Baseball move seen as a “Significant” Upgrade

Arizona Wildcats baseball program will be moving to Hi-Corbett Field for the 2012 season as the Wildcats look to invest some life into their program. The team has been solid on the field but it hasn’t shown though at the gate as last season as they averaged less then 1200 fans per game. Continue reading Arizona Baseball move seen as a “Significant” Upgrade

UCLA announces Facility Upgrades

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LOS ANGELES – The UCLA baseball program has begun construction to install 580 additional chairback seats at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Funded by the Gifford Foundation, the seat renovation project is expected to be completed in December 2011 and will allow the facility to seat 1,820 fans on a regular basis. Continue reading UCLA announces Facility Upgrades

Virginia Tech’s English Field set for enhancement project

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech’s home to the baseball program – English Field – is in the midst of an almost $2 million enhancement project that started in July with the building of a new batter’s eye and will be completed sometime early next year before the Hokies open their 2012 home schedule. Continue reading Virginia Tech’s English Field set for enhancement project

Purdue’s New Facility to be named Alexander Field

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s new baseball facility will be named Alexander Field in honor of the late John and Anna Margaret Ross Alexander.

The Alexanders were the parents of Dave Alexander, who is giving the lead gift for the project. David Alexander was Purdue baseball coach from 1978 to 1991 and then an athletics administrator through 1994. All three Alexanders graduated from Purdue, and Dave played on Purdue’s baseball team. Continue reading Purdue’s New Facility to be named Alexander Field

George Washington gets a New Home

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GW baseball’s home field in Arlington, Va., will be getting a major facelift before the start of the Colonials’ season.

Baseball Field #6 at Barcroft Park, a 65-acre park at 4200 South Four Mile Run Drive, will receive new turf, stadium seating and other amenities through a partnership between GW and the Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department (PRCR). Continue reading George Washington gets a New Home

UCF Selects Skanska & DLR Group for Baseball Stadium Expansion

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – UCF Athletics is excited to announce that a contractor/architect selection has been made for the baseball stadium expansion. Skanska USA Building, Inc. and DLR Group will serve as the design-build team that will perform all design and construction services for the project. The project will be phased with the initial segment beginning this fall with completion by the 2012 season. Continue reading UCF Selects Skanska & DLR Group for Baseball Stadium Expansion

Arizona Baseball to Play at Hi Corbett Field

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TUCSON – The Tucson Mayor and Council on Tuesday voted 6-0 in favor of a Letter of Intent proposed between the City of Tucson and The University of Arizona Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) for a long-term lease of Hi Corbett Field for the school’s baseball program. Continue reading Arizona Baseball to Play at Hi Corbett Field