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(05-19-2020 02:19 PM)knightmoves Wrote:  
(05-19-2020 01:34 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Did Bellarmine ever go ahead and purchase that land further out Newburg Rd. by the old Bashford Manor Mall and convert it into a sports complex?

No, Assumption High School and another high school did.

Bellarmine owns a fair amount of what people think is Joe Creason Park across Newburg Rd.

Actually, BU did procure a chunk of that real estate:
https://www.bellarmine.edu/news/archives...al-center/
05-19-2020 05:56 PM
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What part/how much of Joe Creason does Bellarmine own. It would be incredible if the campus could expand that direction. Everything is SO landlocked on the other sides.

Any plans to renovate baseball/softball facilities, you know like seating or concessions?
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05-20-2020 12:12 AM
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(05-20-2020 12:12 AM)army56mike Wrote:  What part/how much of Joe Creason does Bellarmine own. It would be incredible if the campus could expand that direction. Everything is SO landlocked on the other sides.

Any plans to renovate baseball/softball facilities, you know like seating or concessions?

I know BU uses at least part of its land across Newburg Road, in the Creason area, for intramurals and some other outdoor events. In case you haven't been by the campus in a while, they also purchased the four-story former NCR building across the street from the main entrance and put classrooms and offices (development and marketing, I think) in there, including a fairly large addition on the backside. Behind that building, there's a track and field training area as well as the modest "Bellarmine Farm" (I think environmental studies students use that, and at least some of the crops are used in campus dining).

Yes, they do intend to upgrade both the baseball and softball fields, to include better seating, better press boxes, etc. As they did for Knights Hall, they had artist renderings for both fields at the D-I announcement. With the pandemic and finances up in the air, though, I have no idea when they'll do it. I don't think they've started work on the latest Knights Hall renovations, but admittedly haven't been on campus in months.
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It’d open things up if BU could purchase the Highland Court Apartments and Highland Middle School. That’s a lot of space for expansion. I went to HMS in 6th grade. If the City of Louisville gifted or sold BU the park, Bellarmine would be set for life.
05-21-2020 05:45 PM
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(05-21-2020 05:45 PM)army56mike Wrote:  It’d open things up if BU could purchase the Highland Court Apartments and Highland Middle School. That’s a lot of space for expansion. I went to HMS in 6th grade. If the City of Louisville gifted or sold BU the park, Bellarmine would be set for life.

Yeah, I've always thought those senior apartments, right by the arena, would make for solid on-campus housing. Bellarmine currently is a co-owner of that property:
http://hcmlouisville.org/apartment-info

I'd be shocked if the county school system ever sold that nearby middle school, to BU or otherwise. I hear rumors about Creason Park every now and then, but I imagine leftists would be "triggered" if the city gave, or even sold, the park property to a putatively church-affiliated entity. BU once owned that land, but, per Wikipedia, sold it to the city in '66. Not much talk about BU and that space since 2015:
https://www.wdrb.com/news/bellarmine-loo...b74d4.html
https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/b...t-joe.html

There's quite a bit of interesting stuff in this BU master plan, particularly pp. 10-18:
https://www.bellarmine.edu/docs/default-...ed_low.pdf

Note the above document was prepared by the previous administration. There's a bit more recent info here, but it still pre-dates the pandemic:
https://www.bellarmine.edu/strategic-pla...tegic-plan

Given the state of the economy as well as the public mindset, in the short term, maintaining the status quo for enrollment, programs, and facilities would be a victory.

And it's okay if you want to go on the record and declare that BU is your second-favorite ASUN program.
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