STILLWATER - It's tough to tell it's a baseball stadium quite yet. There's still a lot of work left to be done, but already things are starting to take shape in Stillwater for the new home for Oklahoma State baseball. Ground broke in February on the new facility, and already progress has been made five and a half months in a block north for Boone Pickens Stadium.
“We're erecting steel and working on foundations for the clubhouse, the practice facility, and continuing to work on the walls that outline the field,” Project director Craig Abbott said.
The plan is for the new stadium to have all the bells and whistles for both fans and players. The multi-million-dollar project will include a 360-degree concourse, 3,500 permanent seats, and 13 suits for fans. Players will enjoy a 7,400-square-foot locker room and player lounge, and an indoor practice facility.
“I really think this new facility, there will be nothing like it,” Abbott said.
But, there is a major deadline they’ll need to meet in construction to keep things on track.
“We'll begin planting the field in spring of 2019. A lot of work has to be done to begin planting the field, so it can grow in over the summer to be ready for ideal playing conditions in 2020,” Abbott said.
Construction will continue with more areas being erected this spring and fall. The stadium is still on schedule to open in 2020 as of now according to officials.
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