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Auburn Trustees Approve $11M for Facility Upgrades

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Four Auburn athletics programs — baseball, softball and men's and women's basketball — will receive facility upgrades that are set to be completed in the fall of 2019.

On Friday, the Auburn University Board of Trustees approved three new facilities plans that will total $11 million. All three projects will be financed by "a combination of gifts and Athletics Department funds," according to the university.

Auburn baseball and Auburn softball will build new player development facilities that will cost $4 million each. Auburn men's and women's basketball will undergo locker room renovations at Auburn Arena that will cost $3 million.

"The linchpin to sustained success is the constant improvement of our physical footprint, including facility upgrades and new construction," Auburn athletics director Allen Greene said in a statement. "Broadly speaking, our student-athletes deserve to train in world-class facilities and our fans expect a 'best-in-class' game-day experience.

"As we raise the bar within our conference and beyond, our journey to create and execute a facilities master plan that excites the Auburn fan base is unequivocally in motion."

Here's a breakdown of the upgrades for each facility.

Plainsman Park: Auburn baseball

* 10,000-square-foot facility adjacent to right field

* New indoor batting cage tunnels

* Player evaluation spaces

* Player restrooms

* Auburn athletics also anticipates a Phase II project that includes "additional fan amenities and premium seating upgrades."

(Auburn Athletics)

Jane B. Moore Field: Auburn softball

* 10,000-square-foot facility down the first-base line

* Indoor infield

* Retractable nets for batting tunnels when indoor infield is not in use

* Player restrooms

* Auburn athletics also anticipates a Phase II project that includes "additional fan amenities and premium seating upgrades."

(Auburn Athletics)

Auburn Arena: Auburn men's and women's basketball

* Renovation of 6,700 square feet of Auburn Arena

* New men's basketball locker room entrance, expanded locker room, expanded team lounge, team meeting space and graphics upgrades

* New women's basketball locker room entrance

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