by Chris Bahn
Posted 7/23/2013 09:25 am
Updated 4 months ago
Site work on a 52,000-SF baseball and indoor track training facility will begin at the University of Arkansas on Monday.
Fundraising continues for the project, which is estimated to cost between $7.75 million and $9.6 million. Site work will include demolition of an existing parking lot. The proposed location for the baseball and track facility is on the north side of the Randall Tyson Track Center.
"As we continue to seek support from donors through the 'Never Yield' campaign, we are preparing the site for the baseball and track indoor training facility," athletic director Jeff Long said. "This will allow us to complete necessary preliminary site work which will put us in position to move forward quickly once funds are identified."
Money is being raised for two additional projects, an academic center/dining hall for athletes and a basketball practice facility.
Kinco Constructors Inc. is serving as the general contractor for the baseball/track project. Witsell Evans Rasco of Little Rock and HKS of Dallas are the design team.
UA officials are carrying out various stages of a $320 million master plan for athletic facilities. Football operations are being relocated to the Fred W. Smith center, a $35 million, 80,000-SF facility.