An upgrade for America's pastime and new home for nation's fastest growing sport.
The next critical athletics facility project was publicly introduced and fundraising goal surpassed nearly four months ahead of schedule for renovation of Tointon Family Stadium and construction of a new stadium for women's soccer.
The $15 million project will provide major renovations to baseball's nearly 17-year-old Tointon Family Stadium, including a new clubhouse and office complex, and construct a 1,400-seat soccer stadium complete with space for coaching offices and team support services. A fundraising goal of $10 million was set to begin construction and 59 K-State families from 16 states stepped up to raise $13 million, four months ahead of schedule.
The Tointon Family Stadium portion of the project will consist of exterior upgrades to the facility, including a new facade and roof, as well as construction of an expansive new clubhouse along the third-base grandstand. The clubhouse will house on the ground level a spacious lounge, locker room and team meeting room for the student-athletes, a sports medicine and rehabilitation area, and renovated space for equipment and laundry. On the level above, new coaches offices and meeting space will overlook the field.
The soccer stadium, which will be built on the site of the existing temporary facility, will provide not only a larger and more comfortable seating area for fans along with concessions and restrooms, but also locker room, lounge, sports medicine and strength and conditioning spaces for the Wildcat team in addition to office space for coaches, equipment storage and laundry areas.
Continuing K-State Athletics’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, the department will once again depend on individual donors throughout Wildcat Nation to build on the $7.5 million already pledged to reach $10 million and enable construction to potentially begin after the conclusion of the 2018-19 soccer and baseball seasons with desired completion in time for the 2019-20 seasons.
The project, led by BG Consultants, will be funded without incurring any long-term debt and without any state tax or university funds. Any outstanding construction costs above the fundraising goal will be funded through department revenues and resources.
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