September 19th, 2017 | by Cody Junot

The University of Kansas will ask the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday to approve a $12 million overhaul of the Jayhawks’ baseball stadium and for permission to build a new $10 million volleyball center on the campus in Lawrence. Both projects would be privately financed and designed to enlarge seating for baseball games and volleyball matches to serve at least 3,000 fans. The intent is to enhance 2,500-seat Hoglund Ballpark by ripping out metal bleachers to make room for 2,000 stadium seats and eight luxury boxes with a capacity of 40 people apiece. About 1,000 bleacher seats and 80 field-level seats would be placed along the left field line. Concessions and restrooms would be upgraded within a new concourse, and a new press box would be installed. The KU baseball team’s clubhouse would be improved by addition of a weight room, coaching offices and storage areas. The visitor and umpire locker rooms are to be improved, and the visitor bullpen relocated. The baseball stadium south of Allen Fieldhouse opened in 1990, but has undergone a series of renovations. -Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, Read More

About Cody Junot
Cody Junot joined College AD in November, 2014 as a contributing writer and was shortly promoted to Associate Editor in July, 2015. Cody graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a degree in Sports Management.

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