Facility Friday: Kentucky Baseball Stadium, Weber State Athletics Complex

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The University of Kentucky baseball team got its first look at its new home this week. Work on the $50 million stadium is still ongoing, but the team got a chance to check out its new locker room for the first time. When complete, the stadium will offer underground pitching and hitting ares, training rooms, hydrotherapy areas and lounge space. — UKAthletics.com

Infrastructure work has begun on new facility projects at the University of Connecticut. Crews began work to accommodate water and electric lines to a new “Athletics District,” which will include new stadiums for the school’s baseball, soccer and softball programs. The work represents the first step in what will be a continuing process. The soccer stadium will break ground after the conclusion of the regular season, while the baseball and softball stadiums will each be demolished at the conclusion of each team’s season. — TheUConnBlog.com

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff unveil new stadium renovations this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Simmons Bank Field. Among the upgrades are a new turf field and a new scoreboard. The Golden Lions will play their first game in the upgraded facility tomorrow. — NWAonline.com

Weber State University began construction on a new multi-use athletic facility. The 27,000-square-foot building will house strength and conditioning facilities and a team meeting room that will be available to all of the school’s athletes. In addition, it will feature new football locker rooms, coaches’ offices, and an equipment room. A public groundbreaking ceremony will be held in September. — The Standard-Examiner

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