COMPLETED: BASEBALL/SOFTBALL FACILITY PHASE 1
Players can make up for lost practice time and practice during inclement weather or during times when Allan Saxe Field or Clay Gould Ballpark are not available.
Baseball’s 5,940-square-foot facility and softball’s 3,500-square-foot digs contain interchangeable batting cages, pitching mounds, and settings to allow for an open practice when necessary.
COMING SOON: $5.5 million upgrade planned for softball, baseball complexes
Softball and baseball players will have clubhouses and training facilities worthy of a world-class collegiate program by January 2015 as a result of a $5.5 million softball/baseball complex expansion and renovation plan.
The project will add field houses to Allan Saxe Field, home of the softball team, and Clay Gould Ballpark, home of the baseball team. The work also will include field improvements and upgrades to the sound systems and bleachers at the complex, off Fielder Road and West Park Row.
“Our softball and baseball programs have a rich tradition of success, and our student-athletes have a strong track record,” President Vistasp Karbhari says. “This investment will provide our teams the support they need to train and compete at the highest levels. It is a signal to the brightest talent that they belong at UT Arlington.”
The fields currently do not have on-site locker rooms or training facilities. Players share space at Maverick Stadium with track-and-field students, driving between the stadium and fields to change, shower, or be treated for injury. New indoor baseball and softball practice facilities opened early this year.
Construction is expected to begin following the spring 2014 season and be completed by early 2015.
The YWCA Child Development Center opened August 2012, at 403 Davis Street. It will serve 131 children. With 10,000 square feet, the center has large classrooms, a large kitchen for preparing meals and a large multi-purpose room for group activities.
THE HEIGHTS ON PECAN
On April 12, 2012, UT Arlington purchased the Johnson Creek Apartment Building, and remodeled and refurbished these apartments. The spacious apartments have 308 available beds with 1, 2 or 4 bedroom floor plans. Just south of the College Park District, the fully furnished apartments located on Pecan Street have hardwood style flooring, full size washer and dryers and all bills paid including cable and internet. Apartment residences can enjoy a swimming pool, theatre room, exercise room, game room with study lounges and common kitchen for community events. Covered parking is available.
Facilities Management has recently completed the following space renovations:
Shimadzu Center for Analytical Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry – instrumental facility for quantitative and qualitative materials analysis was reconfigured.
Woolf Hall 225 – office space for research team in MAC Department was updated.
Engineering Lab Building 326 – new research lab for MSE, allowing additional space in the NanoFab building.
GeoScience 100 – renovated lecture room seats for 159 students, added new audio/visual technology, as well as new tables and light control system.
University Hall 108 – renovated lecture room seats for 250 students, added new large screen rear projection, new interactive touch screen and advanced sound system.
Swift Center Dance Studio – refloored
Facilities Management has recently completed the following campus improvements:
Campus Lighting – Additional lights in Parking Lot 25, Lot 47 and Lot 29.
Code Blue Phones – Phase IV completed the installation of 78 units including parking structure units
Sprinkler and Stairway Protection – Davis Hall updated