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Michigan Board of Regents approve $16M field hockey, softball and baseball projects

Posted at 6:00am — 6/21/2013

Michigan Board of Regents approve $16M field hockey, softball and baseball projects

The field hockey improvement will include a 13,000-square-foot building that will include locker rooms, offices, training areas, hydrotherapy pools and broadcast capabilities. The artificial playing surface at will also be replaced at Ocker Field. Construction will begin on the project following the 2013 fall season and is expected to be completed by the 2014 season.

The grass playing surfaces at Alumni Field (softball) and Ray Fisher Stadium (baseball) will also be replaced with artificial turf. The project — which also will include various aesthetic improvements to the respective stadiums — is estimated to cost $2.55 million.

“The new playing surface will allow our student-athletes greater opportunities for outdoor practices at all times of the year,” Brandon said in a release.

The softball program also will be getting a new $5.3 million center next year, which the regents approved of in March. The softball and baseball projects are all expected to be completed before the 2014 spring season.

From Dave Brandon:
“We are appreciative of the donor support for both of these projects,” said athletic director Dave Brandon in a release. “The two projects are part of our department’s strategic initiative to build a connected athletic campus that will unify all 31 teams. We are excited about the future for each of these three varsity teams.”

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