Facility Friday: Negro League Renovation, Kentucky Baseball

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Harris-Stowe State University and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday broke ground on a $1.2 million renovation project that will include new baseball and softball fields at the former site of a Negro League ballpark. The renovation is partially funded by the Cardinals’ charitable arm, which has provided $1.1 million for the project. The softball and baseball facility is located at the university on the corner of Market Street and Compton Avenue in Midtown. The renovations of Stars Park will include new fields, dugouts, scoreboards, press boxes and seating that will accommodate 200 fans at the baseball field and 100 at the softball field. The university’s baseball and softball teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). St. Louis Business Journal

The St. Louis Cardinals, Cardinals Care and HSSU held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the $1.2 million Stars Park field renovation and construction project.

We’re excited to break ground, but we still need your support!
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Kentucky Proud Park, the home of University of Kentucky baseball, has been awarded LEED certification for its environmental performance and sustainable design. Kentucky Proud Park achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Water saving efforts reduced annual potable water use by 30%. Energy consumption cost reductions are estimated to be 31.7% savings. Excellence in construction waste management resulted in diverting 75.56% of on-site generated construction waste from landfills. Recycled materials are used in 30.61% of the total building materials (by value) and 42.73% of the total building materials (by value) includes products and materials made and extracted within 500 miles of Kentucky Proud Park. University of Kentucky

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