Jacksonville State University (JSU) has unveiled renderings for its new ballpark, which is expected to open in 2018.
The $7.5 million facility was approved earlier this summer, and the project was jumpstarted by a $2 million private donation. To be built on the site of Rudy Abbot Field, the ballpark will open in 2018. Among its main features will be a 1,000-seat grandstand, with four VIP suites, and a new press box. Player amenities will also be addressed, with the highlight being new clubhouses. The home clubhouse, located on the first base side, which will be attached an indoor training facility.
“This is an exciting time for our baseball program and for our Gamecocks community,” athletic director Greg Seitz said. “This is the next step in the process and puts us closer to having a state-of-the-art home for what is already a top-notch baseball program. We can’t wait to see what this new stadium does for both the competitive and recruiting landscape of our program.”
Rather than play around the construction, the JSU Gamecocks will spend the 2017 season at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park. Davis Architects, the designers behind Alabama’s overhauled Sewell-Thomas Stadium, will work on the project.