While several major details still need to be announced, a new Oklahoma State ballpark is taking shape for its baseball program.
Oklahoma State baseball is expected to eventually move into a new ballpark that will serve as a replacement for Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Preparation work is already taking place at the facility’s site, which is located north of the university’s Greenwood Tennis Center, and it is anticipated that the baseball program could move into the new venue at the beginning of its 2020 season.
Some details have not been announced by university, as the design, cost estimate, and funding sources are among the areas that have yet to be publicly revealed. However, it has been confirmed that the site is being prepared for a new ballpark. More from Tulsa World:
Within the fenced area are trucks, graders and backhoes — some of the essentials of preparing a construction site. It has been known for a while that this particular section of land has been designated as the site of a new Oklahoma State ballpark.
“The most accurate and honest thing I can tell you,” sixth-year Cowboy coach Josh Holliday said, “is that the site is being prepared for an amazing college baseball stadium.”
OSU athletic director Mike Holder has not divulged the cost of the project, the identity of the primary source or sources of funding or any information related to the design.
It is not yet known when OSU will formally acknowledge that the process has begun or unveil architectural drawings, but it is expected that the baseball Cowboys will be in a new park by opening day 2020.
A new ballpark would bring an end to a long run for baseball at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The ballpark has hosted Oklahoma State’s baseball program since it opened in 1981.