In 2002, the University of Virginia (UVa) replaced its former baseball field bleachers and dugouts with a new facility that houses dugouts, team and coaches’ locker rooms, coaches’ offices, training room, pitching bullpens, fully conditioned press box and skyboxes, covered stadium seating, concessions and ample public restrooms. In 2009, the home team locker room was enhanced and the team facilities were expanded to include visiting team and coaches’ locker rooms, weight and meeting rooms, and a Hall of Fame. Since that time, additional grandstands and amenities have been added as the fan-base and excitement continue to grow. The latest renovation/expansion includes additional seating, food service and administrative facilities, and improved pedestrian access.
The baseball program experienced immediate, renewed success as a by-product of the renovations. UVa’s on-field successes have garnered the team consistent national rankings, a significant increase in game attendance, and the University has been selected to host NCAA tournaments.
OWNER: University of Virginia
TIMEFRAME: 2001–2003, 2009–2010, and 2016–in progress
SIZE: 10,000 SF
COST: $15 million
Host site of NCAA Division I Regional Tournament, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 – 2013
Host Site of NCAA Division I Super Regional Tournament, 2010, 2011, 2013