The University of Florida broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium on Feb. 8, and on Thursday the program released a virtual fly-through of the new digs on Twitter. Read more here.
On Tuesday, the University of Kentucky Wildcats baseball team opened their new stadiuim, Kentuckey Proud Park, in front of a crowd of 4,047 fans. Read more here and here.
The University of Florida Athletic Department has announced an updated timeline and budget for the Gators’ new ballpark, in addition to detailing Phase III of the planned facilities upgrades. Initially estimated to cost $50 million, the project will have a $65 million budget and a groundbreaking in February. Read more here.
The SEC Baseball Tournament is staying in Hoover (AL). The SEC’s athletic directors authorized commissioner Greg Sankey to negotiate with Hoover for the 2017 tournament and moving forward “for a time to be determined” on Friday. Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.
Fans of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers baseball team do it right when it comes to tailgating on the road, according to Taylor Stadium personnel at the University of Missouri. Read more and view photos here.
The Southeastern conference (SEC) reportedly has sent bid information to 12 different southern cities, while claiming Hoover (AL) — a suburb of Birmingham — will still be a potential host of its league baseball tournament after its contract runs out this year. Read more here. Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the link.
The Vanderbilt University Commodores baseball team has begun fall practice on a new field turf at Hawkins Field. Vandy made the switch from natural grass to synthetic turf over the summer. Read more here. View video here.