Virginia Tech‘s baseball program is playing through the ongoing English Field at Union Park renovation, which the university expects to finish in April.
English Field at Union Park is currently undergoing a major renovation. As part of the project, the facility is receiving a reconstructed main seating area, new press box, premium seating area, and a variety of other upgrades.
At one point, Virginia Tech had hoped to have the construction finished at the beginning of the 2018 NCAA baseball season. However, that timeline has been affected by delays, and construction is now expected to wrap up in the middle of April. Despite the remaining construction work, the baseball program will continue to play home games at English Field at Union Park. More from The Richmond Times Dispatch:
The $18 million renovation of the stadium was expected to be completed in time for the start of this season. But weather and other delays have delayed the project, and a school spokesman said it now expected to be done for Tech’s ACC series against Louisville on April 13-15.
That’s when the school plans to host the renovated park’s grand opening.
Players said they’ve gotten used to practicing and playing with construction crews working around them…..
Tuesday, that seating area was closed and the seats had not yet been installed. A few hundred fans sat on the hillside seating in left field. Tech is not charging fans to attend non-conference games this season, but tickets are required for ACC contests.
The facility has hosted Virginia Tech baseball since it originally opened in 1989.
Rendering courtesy of Virginia Tech.