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Facility Friday: Sun Bowl Renovation, Proposed MiLB Stadium

Jason Scott

UTEP announced that it had received a $5.1 million gift to help fund the renovation of the Sun Bowl. The funds will help the school complete the renovation project, which will see the installation of outdoor club seats, loge boxes, a new club-level bar, suites, an upgraded press box and more. To commemorate the gift, the structure that houses the press box and the Hunt Family Sky Lounge will be renamed the Paul and Alejandra Foster Tower. — UTEPMiners.com

The owner of the Tennessee Smokies minor league baseball team released renderings of a new baseball stadium located in downtown Knoxville. Owner Randy Boyd, in releasing the renderings noted similarities to Wrigleyville in Chicago (the Smokies are the AA-Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs), as the complex would include a stadium, apartment homes and retail opportunities. — WATE.com  

North Charleston, S.C., celebrated a grand opening of a new aquatic center. The $22.5 million facility, a partnership between the city and the local school district, includes a 10-lane 50-meter competition pool, a therapy pool and community meeting space. — Counton2.com

ALSO NOTICED…


Football players at West Virginia University got a chance to check out their new locker room:

Check out the progress at Protective Stadium, where the lights were going up this week:

And also progress at J.C. Love Field and the Women’s Athletic Complex at Louisiana Tech

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