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Facility Friday: Oklahoma Football Upgrades, UMass Stadium Details

The University of Oklahoma announced a number of stadium improvements to the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, which are scheduled to be in place by the time the 2019 season kicks off. Among the planned improvements are upgraded Wi-Fi connectivity, new handrails installed throughout, and widening some seats. As part of the changes, the venue’s seating capacity will contract by about 3,000. — SoonerSports.com

The University of Massachusetts announced details of an $18 million renovation to Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium last month. Improvements include a new state-of-the-art video board and auxiliary board, a new hospitality plaza, and a turf practice field which will have a seasonal dome. The Amherst Wire reports that the project will be funded in part by two gifts totaling more than $6 million, with the remainder to be paid for by additional fundraising and by campus capital project funds. — UMassAthletics.com

Boiling Springs (S.C.) High School unveiled a new diamond sports complex this week. The facility features baseball and softball fields; a free-standing building that houses the press box, a concessions area and restrooms; and a wide, plaza-style entry. — GoUpstate.com

Full Sail University unveiled its $6 million, 11,2000-square-foot Fortress Sports Arena on Tuesday. The arena will be used primarily for esports, and boasts features like high-tech monitors and video production equipment, seating for 500 spectators and an adjacent esports practice facility. The Fortress will officially open in May. — Orlando Sentinel

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