Beginning this weekend, University of Arkansas baseball will offer premium seating boxes that are made from repurposed shipping containers.
Rolled out as part of a partnership between Arkansas and Austin-based boxLIFE, the new premium seating concept at Baum-Walker Stadium will feature unique amenities. The boxes will include sofas, televisions, bar stools, and private balconies. Arkansas will make the spaces available for rental for either individual games or for an entire weekend, beginning with its March 15-17 home series against Missouri.
The boxes will be placed in a left area at Baum-Walker Stadium known as the Hog Pen. The initial box will be installed in time for this weekend’s series, but Arkansas could add an additional pair before the 2019 season concludes. More from WholeHogSports:
The cost of a box ranges from $600 for midweek or non-conference games, to $1,250 for SEC games on Thursdays and Sundays, to $1,500 for SEC games on Fridays and Saturdays.
Rental for an entire SEC weekend series would be $4,250, and rental for a non-conference weekend series – such as the one beginning tonight against Louisiana Tech – would be $1,800. Each box includes 50 tickets per game.
Arkansas’ ticket office is handling the per-game lease of each box. Razorback Foundation priority points will be used to to determine tenants for games with a high volume of requests.
Each box includes access to a TV, a grill, a leather sofa and an 8-by-20-foot observation balcony that can accommodate up to 25 spectators. The boxes also include food-preparation areas, including a refrigerator and microwave.
Similar seating areas from boxLife have been installed at other college ballparks, including Austin Peay’s Raymond C. Hand Park.
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