Georgia Regents hear plan for $7 million KSU baseball field renovation

This rendering shows plans for renovations to Kennesaw State University's baseball stadium. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED.
This rendering shows plans for renovations to Kennesaw State University's baseball stadium. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED.

A Georgia Board of Regents committee on Tuesday reviewed Kennesaw State University’s plans to spend $7 million to renovate Stillwell Baseball Stadium.

University officials say the money is coming from private and philanthropic donations, including a public fundraising campaign.

“The Stadium, which was built in the late 1980s, is outdated and no longer meets the needs of the student-athletes for daily use or the expectations of its patrons seeking an enjoyable game day experience,” according to state documents.

The first phase would includes installing a turf field, a batting lane and new fencing. The second phase includes planned dugout improvements, updated space for media, concessions, and other game day operations. Stadium seating would be updated and expanded to accommodate 1,500 patrons, while also offering additional venue rental space and premium seating options. KSU hopes to complete the renovations by 2022.

The Regents committee did not state any objections to the plans.

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