The Oklahoma State University baseball team will open the new O’Brate Stadium on March 20, 2020, for the Cowboys’ Big 12 Conference opener against TCU. Read more here.
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Construction on the new home for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys baseball program began earlier this year, and significant progress is being made on the complex at the corner of Washington Street and McElroy Road. Read more and watch video here.
University of Oklahoma Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione announced today the completion of master plans for the baseball and softball facilities at OU. The work encompasses expansion and enhancements at both L. Dale Mitchell Park and the OU Softball Complex. Read more and view more renderings here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Monongalia County Ballpark, the new home of the West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) and West Virginia University Mountaineers (Big-12). Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience. Read more and view photos here.
A new rendering of the Monongalia County Ballpark currently under construction for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team (and possibly a Single-A New York-Penn League club) in Morgantown (WV) has surfaced. The new stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 college baseball season. Read more here. View construction webcam here.
The developer who is proposing a new 3,000 to 3,500-seat ballpark in Morgantown for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and potentially a minor league team made a presentation yesterday before the Monongalia County Commission. Read more and view view video here.
When the Big 12 shrinks to 10 teams in a few weeks, Iowa State will be the only school in the conference without a baseball program. The university sent Cyclones baseball to the showers 10 years ago, and athletic director Jamie Pollard indicated last week that the costs make it unrealistic for the program’s return. Cap Timm Field would also need a major upgrade or replacement to keep up with the big boys. Read more here.
Texas Tech’s Dan Law Field could get $3.8 million in upgrades during the off-season, according to a report. While the report makes this big news sound brand new and top secret, this is not the case. As we posted last May, Texas Tech had already raised $3 million for the first phase of renovations, with a fundraising target of $12 million to finish the job. Check out a better report here.
The name of Texas A&M’s Olsen Field is slated to become “C.E. ‘Pete’ Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park,” after a $7 million donation from Blue Bell Creameries and two of its executives. The contribution will help fund a major $24 million overhaul of the stadium. Read more here. Blue Bell ice cream is known throughout Texas but is not quite as delicious as Schwan’s.