Renovations to UR’s baseball field, replacement of Fauver Stadium lighting and the enhancement of playing areas near Hill Court — design and construction projects that total $4.1 million, as approved by the University Board of Trustees — are slated to be completed this summer in time for students returning for the fall 2012 semester.
The existing soccer field near the Southside Living Area will be replaced with a parking lot for employees of the UR Medical Center, for which construction is expected to begin in mid-July.
Towers Field will receive synthetic turf, new fencing and lighting to extend playing times. The field will also be adaptable for additional program needs such as intramurals, field hockey, lacrosse and soccer.
Lighting in Fauver Stadium will be upgraded with an energy-efficient system similar to the one being installed on Towers Field. Usable light on the field will be increased with the use of fewer lighting fixtures and internal and external devices will prevent the light from infiltrating campus residences and will limit light pollution.
North Field, which is next to the tennis courts near Hill Court, will be enlarged to comply with NCAA minimum dimensions for all sports and will function as the primary grass practice facility for all varsity teams.
The Campus Times will have updates on this story throughout the summer and in our Sept. 6 issue this fall.