Ole Miss Baseball is slated to benefit from upgrades to Oxford-University Stadium, as the College Board authorized borrowing up to $19 million for the project.
Last year, Ole Miss announced plans to overhaul its baseball facilities at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. As first revealed in February 2016, the multi-phased renovation calls for changes to player amenities such as the clubhouse, training room, weight room, and lounge. The university later unveiled renderings of the proposal, which included new seating in the ballpark.
In January, the College Board voted to move the plan forward. More from the AP (Via The News Tribune):
The university plans to add a 45,000 square-foot operations center to house equipment and laundry rooms, locker rooms, training and weight rooms and an outdoor plaza. Plans also call for adding 7,500 square feet of club seating behind dugouts and renovations to other parts of the stadium.
Though projections show Ole Miss won’t be able to repay the money from baseball income alone, the university plans to subsidize the stadium project using general athletic revenue and donations.
Previous estimates have called for the renovation to be finished by the start of the 2018 season. Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field debuted in 1989.
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