Kyle Bender ‘12 – As part of a $6.2 million upgrade to the Wabash College outdoor athletics facilities, work has now began on the new baseball stadium to be built on the southwest side of the Allen Center.
During the next few months, the construction crew will work simultaneously on the baseball stadium and the FieldTurf installation at Hollett Little Giant Stadium. The new football field will be complete for the upcoming season. The 2010 campaign kicks off September 11 versus Wooster at 1:00 p.m.
The lot designated for the baseball stadium has already been cleared of trees and power lines. Drainage and sewer pipes will soon be run under the construction site. In the coming days, top soil will be removed and an outline of the field and dugouts will start to take shape.
Needless to say, many in the Wabash community are excited about the project, perhaps none more than the baseball team’s players and coaches. The team has played baseball in Mud Hollow Field for the last 52 years and is eager to move to a brand-new stadium.
Head Baseball Coach Cory Stevens and former Wabash baseball player Steve Hoffman ’85 were able give us their thoughts on what the stadium means to the program:
Coach Stevens even gave a visual walking tour of where the finished product will stand: