Oklahoma State begins work on new state-of-the-art baseball stadium
STILLWATER, Okla. (KOKH) —
Oklahoma State baseball will have a new home in 2020.
The university announced Thursday they have begun construction on a new state-of-the-art baseball complex located on the corner of Washington Street and McElroy Road.
The stadium will include 3,500 permanent seats, 13 suites and 400 premium seats in club and suite areas. The seating can be expanded to 8,000 if necessary. OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder credited the leadership of head coach Josh Holliday and coach Rob Walton for giving life to the stadium fundraising campaign.
“The stadium will be a physical manifestation of Oklahoma State University’s commitment to excellence in baseball,” Holder said. “This is a special day for our baseball program. A day to pay homage to the past, dream big about the future, and realize that all things are possible at OSU.”
A playground and outfield plaza will be featured in the design as well as a concourse area that encompasses the entire playing field. The field will also play host to a 2,000-square foot video board.
The Cowboys will be able to train year-round with a second artificial turf infield, an indoor facility and a pitching lab. The team will also have a 7,400 square-foot locker room and player lounge.
“Our vision was to build a facility that would allow us to develop players at the highest level, teach leadership concepts and principles, embrace the team concept and provide a first-class experience for our loyal fans and alumni,” said head coach Josh Holliday. “When we set out to do this, we wanted to do it with our Stillwater community in mind and capture the same game day passion we see on display each Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium and throughout the winter at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The end result was exactly what we wanted. We accomplished our goal, and it is beyond anything I could have envisioned.”