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Florida Plans New Baseball Stadium for 2019

Courtney Cameron

The University of Florida’s athletics department has submitted plans to construct a $37.9 million baseball stadium on an undisclosed location on the school’s campus.

The stadium was originally intended to take the place of the current track and throwing pits, but the department is now looking at alternative locations to break ground.

The proposed budget includes an additional $2.5 million for land acquisition and contingencies, as well as $3.8 million for planning and design and $1.7 million for equipment.

The new project will delay the previously determined construction timeline for a proposed stand-along football facility in place of the current McKethan Stadium, according to GaitorBait.net.

The new baseball stadium will be built to accommodate 5,500 spectators, with a stadium club, film and meeting rooms, a sports medicine space, a recruiting lounge and more.

Construction on the 127,900-square-foot stadium is slated to begin in August 2018 and conclude in December 2019, pushing construction of the new football facility to after the 2019 baseball season. 

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