Louisiana Tech will rebuild J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park at its present site and not seek a new campus location, as the university addresses damage caused by an April tornado.
“We looked at a number of sites in conjunction with the University as related to its strategic plan,” said Louisiana Tech Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland. “Considering all factors, we decided it was best to remain at this historical, unique location. The combination of the student apartments beyond the outfield wall and the railroad tracks that run behind the fences makes for such a great setting for our fans to enjoy Tech baseball.”
The goal is for the renovated facility to open for the 2021 NCAA season. That means the Bulldogs baseball program must find a new home for the 2020 baseball season. And while the decision has been made to keep a ballpark at the present site, there’s no information on the scope of the rebuilding process or whether new features will be added.
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