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Louisiana Tech Helps Keep Smith-Wills Stadium in Business

The Ruston (LA)-based Louisiana Teach University Bulldogs baseball team is scheduled to play in nine conference games at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson (MS) in 2020.  The team was forced to move out of their home ballpark because of an  April 2019 tornado.  Smith-Wills has narrowly avoided demolition and was leased to a new sports management group last year.  Read more and view photo here.

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LA Tech’s Tornado-Ravaged Ballpark Will be Rebuilt on Same Site

Louisiana Tech officials announced Thursday that J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, affectionately known as “The Love Shack,” will remain at its current location on campus after an EF-3 tornado inflicted catastrophic damage on the baseball stadium in April.  Read more and view photo here.

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Louisiana Tech’s Baseball Stadium, Other Sports Facilities Damaged by Tornoado

Several athletic facilities, including the baseballs stadium, at Louisiana Tech sustained major damage when a tornado ripped across the university’s campus early Thursday morning.  Read more and view photo here.

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MGCCC Bulldogs Open New Ballpark

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs head coach Rodney Batts had a look of pride as he watched his team take pregame warm ups last Saturday in the team’s brand-new baseball stadium.  Read more here.  View photo here.  View baseball hype video here.

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The Future of Mississippi State’s Iconic Outfield Terrace

Mississippi State LogoEverywhere you go around Mississippi State’s ballpark, everyone seems to be aware of the upcoming renovation.  Much of the concern centers on the iconic outfield platforms and trailers that constitute the outfield terrace.  Read more and view photos here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the story.

Mississippi State Ballpark Rendering

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Bulldogs Remain on the Road, Ken ‘Curly’ Farris Field Renovations Nearing Completion

mississippi-gulf-coast-community-collegeThe Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs will continue to play their home games on the road for a little while longer, as Ken “Curly” Farris Field continues to undergo major renovations.  Read more and view photos and video here.

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Mississippi State Announces Plans for New Ballpark

Mississippi State LogoMississippi State University has announced plans for a new $40 million baseball stadium for the Bulldogs.  The ballpark will be a completely new facility on the site of the current Dudy Noble Field/Polk-Dement Stadium, rather than a renovation of the existing structure.  Read more and view renderings here.  View video here.

Mississippi State Ballpark Rendering

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Mississippi State Exploring Options for Baseball Facility

Mississippi State LogoOn Monday night, Mississippi State University held the first of two public sessions to hear fan input regarding the future of 27-year-old Dudly Noble Field, home of Bulldogs baseball team.  All options are on the table, including improving, renovating or replacing the facility.  Read more here.

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UNC Asheville Raising Funds for New Ballpark

UNC Asheville Bulldogs Full LogoThe University of North Carolina Asheville is looking to raise $2.5 million to build a new ballpark for the Bulldogs baseball team on the site of the team’s current home at Greenwood Baseball FieldRead more here.

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Athletic Association Approves Funding for Initial Ballpark Renovations

The University of Georgia Athletic Association’s board of directors have appropriated $1.35 million to begin the first stage of renovations to Foley Field, home of the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team.  UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity proposed $10 million in improvements to the ballpark at last month’s board of directors meeting.  Read more hereView before and after Foley gallery hereView RFP for design work here.

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