Facility Friday: MLS Stadium, Construction Delays and More | Athletic Business

Facility Friday: MLS Stadium, Construction Delays and More

Nashville SC is one step closer to its own soccer-specific stadium after the demolition of the expo centers at the city’s fairgrounds site. The team’s owner and Nashville mayor signed an amended agreement which will see Nashville SC self-fund the forthcoming 30,000-seat stadium through cash investment, stadium lease payments and stadium revenues. — MLSSoccer.com

This week, Marshall University’s baseball stadium construction was delayed as initial construction bids came back higher than expected. AD Mike Hamrick reportedly put the process on hold, saying, “Now is just not the right time to go ask people for money.” The school is working to address water and sewer lines before putting the project out for bid again — which could happen in the spring. Current plans for the ballpark call for a 3,000-seat stadium with three levels, a synthetic turf playing surface, three locker rooms, two full-size batting cages, a team lounge and an indoor/outdoor club with box suites. — HeraldDispatch.com

The bidding process also delayed the forthcoming Binghamton University Baseball Complex. The original construction timeline sought to begin work on the project shortly after the school received a $60 million donation to fund the facility — but bids came back higher than anticipated. Now the project will be completed in phases, with the Phase I dedicated to the team’s new clubhouse building, which will include the team’s dressing room, batting tunnels and coaches’ offices. Phase II will construct the indoor practice facility. — Pressconnects.com

Construction on Idaho State University’s $7.1 million Davis Field renovation project began this week. The renovation will restore and improve the soccer field and track-and-field space, replace seating, add a new video scoreboard, and bring new LED lights to the facility. The soccer field will be widened to meet NCAA requirements for runout space. Construction is expected to be completed in November. — AM-News.com

Also noticed:

Despite the NCAA tournament being called off, images of what the courts at the first-round game sites would look like circulated on social media.

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