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Troy Baseball field to be expanded.
Has anyone heard this. I received a tip from the architect that will be doing it that plans are being drawn for an expansion.

I will post details as I get them.
02-12-2009 11:11 AM
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i had not heard this, that's great news! we already have the nicest baseball stadium in the conference, this will only add to that.
02-12-2009 12:19 PM
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thats awesome! any expansion is awesome for us! any words on the new arena? i know we got a donation of $1 million last semester...
02-12-2009 02:53 PM
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RE: Troy Baseball field to be expanded.
I'd rather the money toward expansion be used for the new arena! But Riddle-Pace field does need some expansion now since the crowds are usually large. Especially when a good team comes to town or if Alabama, Auburn, or South Alabama visit.
02-12-2009 03:59 PM
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I am pretty sure the arena will happen. You guys seriously need it too. No disrecpect intended but that building is a piece of whale dung.

As I dig up some info I will post it here for you guys.
02-12-2009 04:00 PM
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RE: Troy Baseball field to be expanded.
the new baseball field looks great!! i went to several games last spring and it looks top-notch! but it does need more expansions as far as setting for larger games like u said against Auburn and such.

as far as the arena i've seen worse lol. its not nasty, just extremely outdated and small....... we just need to demo it... i heard that it's Chancellor Hawkin's last thing he does before he goes for Governor???
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It's better since the renovation, I'll give you that.
02-12-2009 04:52 PM
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RE: Troy Baseball field to be expanded.
well here is a little bit of an article about the $1 million donation back last March:

Troy University Trustee Milton McGregor presented a $1 million check to Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Wednesday night as the initial gift toward a new multipurpose arena to be built on the Troy Campus.

The University’s 2005 strategic plan calls for the University to replace Trojan Arena, which was built in 1962. No timetable for completion has been developed, and a final price tag for the project has not been determined.
02-13-2009 10:50 AM
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I know the architect so as I get info I will pass it along.
02-15-2009 02:30 PM
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RE: Troy Baseball field to be expanded.
I found this from an article in the Troy Messenger on December 7, 2008

The construction of a new Multi-Purpose Sports Arena on Troy’s campus is still a work in progress, but one that university officials want to progress quickly.

“We’re (discussing) sites, we will start moving forward with requests for proposals, and we’re trying to get interviews with architects,” said Athletic Director Steve Dennis.

Dennis said officials still haven’t determined an exact location for the new arena, but they are looking at some options, including the practice field by the stadium or on the golf course.

The arena would encompass a new basketball court, volleyball court and convocation center, as well as coaches’ offices and classrooms.

Money is the only obstacle, Dennis said. With $1.5 million raised, Dennis said the department needs another $8.5 million.

There is no time-line set for the project yet.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Development Jean Laliberte said the $10 million is all the university will need to raise for the project, and other funds may be allotted from other financial sources.
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