Facility Friday: Arkansas Athletics Facilities, High Schools and More | Athletic Business

Facility Friday: Arkansas Athletics Facilities, High Schools and More

Work continues on the University of Arkansas’ J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Performance Center and Frank O’Mara High Performance Track Center. The 45,000-square-foot baseball facility will be adjacent to Baum-Walker Stadium and feature new seating options in right field, while the 22,000-square-foot track center is being built on the south side of the campus’ outdoor track and field stadium. Both projects are expected to be completed on time. — The Sentinel-Record

Muskegon (Mich.) High School is set to upgrade athletic facilities after a $104.7 million bond proposal was approved by voters. The measure will allow the school to install synthetic turf at the century-old Hackley Stadium, as well as provide a new auxiliary gymnasium. Additional improvements include new gym bleachers, a new middle school athletic field and track, and swimming pool equipment refurbishment. — MLive.com

Construction is ongoing at Kansas State’s football stadium, despite the pandemic putting campus events on pause. The $50 million stadium upgrade includes new premium seating, a covered concourse, restrooms and a 13,500-square-foot club space. In addition, Daktronics is set to install new LED video displays at the stadium, work on which is expected to be completed prior to the football season. — Kansas.com

The Watauga Community Recreation Center in North Carolina recently completed construction and is set to celebrate its grand opening soon, pending COVID-19. The 94,353-square-foot facility features four full-sized basketball courts, which are also lined for volleyball and pickleball; a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool with a basketball hoop and climbing wall; a zero-depth entry recreational pool with a 25-foot slide; a multipurpose room; locker rooms and dedicated family changing rooms; an indoor track; and fitness spaces with cardio and strength training equipment.

Watauga Community Recreation Center [photo courtesy Watuaga County Parks and Recreation]Watauga Community Recreation Center [photo courtesy Watuaga County Parks and Recreation]

Watauga Community Recreation Center [photo courtesy Watuaga County Parks and Recreation]Watauga Community Recreation Center [photo courtesy Watuaga County Parks and Recreation]

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