New Indoor Baseball Stadium to Cover All Bases

LINCOLN, Neb. — As part of a two-part project to expand the school’s athletic facilities, University of Nebraska at Lincoln will construct an indoor baseball/softball practice facility at Haymarket Park.

The distinction between warm-weather schools and those in colder region becomes apparent when schools first start out the season. According to reports, the team has previously had to go to other facilities to practice indoors during bad weather.

The new facility, which will be located east of the Bowlin Softball Stadium and north of the Hawks Baseball Field, will feature batting cages, pitching mounds, a turf system suitable for infield practice and a netting system for live hitting.

The addition of on-site batting facilities will enhance Nebraska’s opportunities to host regional baseball and softball tournaments in accordance with NCAA guidelines.

NEBCO, the university’s public-private partner, will oversee construction of the 22,000 square-foot project, while the school’s athletic department will be responsible for the $4.75 million financing, according to the university.

The university is also expanding Memorial Stadium’s east stands, a $55.5 million project that would add about 5,000 seats and 30 new indoor/outdoor suites, along with 20,000 square feet for research space, according to reports.