The Kentucky Wildcats will soon be getting a new baseball stadium.
On Friday, UK announced plans for a brand-new stadium, and construction of it is expected to begin in February.
The new stadium will be built along Alumni Dr. between new football facility and soccer complex. BIG, BIG things happening for us! pic.twitter.com/Kz1BShEa2a— Kentucky Baseball (@UKBaseball) October 21, 2016
Baseball stadium will be $49 million, mostly fundraising @UKAthletics with a $6.9 million, 5-year loan from UK general funds.— Linda Blackford (@lbblackford) October 21, 2016
It's unclear what this means for UK baseball in the 2017 season, though it looks as though they'll keep playing games at their current venue, Cliff Hagan Stadium.
A new stadium for the baseball team has been in the works for several years, but it was behind on UK's to-do list with football needing renovations to Commonwealth Stadium, as well as a state-of-the-art training facility.
Speaking of, that new football facility will be named after Joe Craft thanks to his large donation.
BOT votes to formally accept $4.7 million from Joe Craft and name the "Joe Craft Football Training Facility." Kelly Craft recuses herself— Linda Blackford (@lbblackford) October 21, 2016
This is indeed a great day for UK Athletics.