Facility Friday: Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, Kentucky Baseball Stadium

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Syracuse University announced plans to invest $118 million for improvements to the Carrier Dome. Work is expected to begin as early as this summer on upgrades that will include a permanent roof, a vertically hung scoreboard, air conditioning, new sound and lighting systems and improvements that will bring the facility into compliance with the ADA. — Syracuse.com

The University of North Texas is adding a unique feature to the field at Apogee Stadium. The school announced that it would be replacing the synthetic turf field with a temperature-adjusting product. The product, FieldTurf’s Cool Play surface, reportedly can keep surfaces 35 degrees cooler than other infill systems. The installation is expected to be complete in August. — Source: Star-Telegram.com

Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., recently celebrated the dedication of it’s Snyder Center Field House. The facility focused on providing every student with space for development, whether in athletics, fitness, wellness or health. The 97,300-square-foot facility features a 200-meter track, 12 squash courts, space for intramural sports and events, and a state-of-the-art training room. — Andover.edu

Jacksonville University in Florida announced plans for a new lacrosse building that will serve both the men’s and women’s programs. The $1.87 million project will feature locker rooms, a film room, a conference room and coaches' offices. — News4Jax.com

The University of Kentucky’s forthcoming baseball stadium is reportedly on schedule for completion this fall. The $49 million project will feature 2,500 permanent chair-back seats and be expandable to a seating capacity of 7,000. The goal is to have the team moved in by early in the upcoming fall semester. — 247sports.com

Ball State University is nearing completion of its Don Shondell Volleyball/Basketball Training Facility. The facility features two regulation-sized courts, a training room, two team meeting rooms and a study space. The facility will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony slated for this July. — TheStarPress.com

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