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Jun 27, 2017; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators head coach Kevin O'Sullivan (7) answers questions after the win against the LSU Tigers in game two of the championship series of the 2017 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Project Plan For New UF Baseball Stadium Approved

The University Athletic Association submitted a project plan for the new UF baseball stadium, which was approved Sunday and released Monday, according to SEC Country.

Stadium details

According to the project plan, the new stadium will seat about 5,500 people. It will also feature a shade canopy, a 360 degree concourse, family zones, a press box, club seats, a club lounge and home plate seating. Seating will also include bleacher seating, berm seating, and wheelchair and companion seating. The new stadium will also feature a film/meeting room and a weight room. For parking, there will be about 400-500 parking spaces.

Construction for the new stadium is expected to begin in August 2018 at a price of about $46 million. The stadium is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

Executive Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs Chip Howard gave more details, according to Gator Country.

“A shading structure for three of the sections there behind home plate and to the first-and third-base side,” he said. “Offices that would be down there, team locker rooms, visitor team locker room and a meeting room that could function during regionals as a media room for interviews after postseason.”

 UF baseball under Kevin O’Sullivan

The Florida Gators baseball stadium has become a consistent power under the guidance of O’Sullivan, compiling a 448-208 record and winning five SEC East titles, four SEC regular season titles, two SEC tournament titles and one NCAA title. The team has made the NCAA Tournament every year under O’Sullivan and is constantly in the college world series hunt.

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