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At its Oct. 21 meeting, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved the construction of a new baseball stadium with a price tag of $49 million.

Most of the funding for the new stadium will come from private fundraising, while a $6.5 million five-year loan from UK’s General Fund will cover the rest.

The new stadium will be located off Alumni Drive, situated between UK's new football training facility and the Bell Soccer Complex, where UK's soccer practice field currently sits. Construction is set to begin in February and is estimated to take 18-20 months, with the target completion date is late fall of 2018 to be open for the 2019 Kentucky baseball season.

Capacity for the new stadium will be 4,000 total for regular season games, including permanent seating for 2,400 as well as additional grass seating. For NCAA Tournament games, the seating can be expanded to 6,000 with the addition of bleachers beyond the outfield wall.

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This should help with recruiting big time.
Does anyone else think the price tag seems a little high for that limited number of seats?
By my computation it comes out to a little over $20,000 per permanent seat.
Complete waste of money. How many SEC championships did the old park produce. You gotta give BARNHEAD credit he may not know how to hire a winner. But he can waste a lot of money making us look pretty. I saw today we was spending I believe 4 million upgrading the dressing rooms at the Joe Craft center. SMH