The UA released a couple of new renderings today of the baseball and track centers that are going to be built over the next couple of years.
The cost of the project has also increased to in excess of $26 million (from an estimated $20-25 million) in order to dig and construct a tunnel from the practice facility to the first-base dugout, which will be Arkansas’ home dugout beginning with likely the 2021 season. There had been some thought the Razorbacks might have a game-day locker room and one in the new facility like the football team has, but the addition of the tunnel means the team will move dugouts.
Looking at that second picture really confused me. However, I now realize–or at least I think I realize–that the second picture is of the McDonnell track, not Baum-Walker Stadium. Am I right? Is there also an upgrade scheduled for the track?
Agree it’d be a nice touch to name the new building after Norm. We’re gonna have to have something to name after DVH in 10-15 years, though.
There are two separate track projects that are about to start - the construction of an operations center on the grounds of McDonnell Field, and an overhaul of the Tyson Track Center. I wrote about them previously here: http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2018 … ion-radar/