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Baseball and Track Indoor Facility key to future

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Baseball and Track Indoor Facility key to future

FAYETTEVILLE – The north façade of the Randal Tyson Center has been removed and construction of the University of Arkansas’ new Baseball and Track Indoor Training Facility is underway. But even as structural progress is made, the financial foundation of the indoor facility is still being formed.

Located on the north side of the existing Randal Tyson Track Center, the facility will provide approximately 52,000 square feet of climate-controlled practice space, including a practice infield, throwing area, batting areas and ancillary team spaces. It also would allow all indoor track and field meet throwing events to be held in the facility, including the weight throw which is currently contested inside Walker Pavilion.

Although construction has already started, funding is still being raised for the facility which will serve more than 150 student-athletes annually and could be ready as early as the summer of 2014.

Earlier this month, a generous gift from Truck Centers of Arkansas was aped to the approximately $1 million in donations targeted for the project. Truck Centers of Arkansas Owner Rick Vassar and President Top Havens recently toured the construction site and heard first hand from Vice Chancellor Jeff Long and Razorback coaches about how their gift will have an impact on student-athletes and the future success of three nationally-ranked programs.

So what will the new Baseball and Indoor Track Indoor Training Facility bring to the University of Arkansas? How will gifts to an indoor facility impact Razorback student-athletes?

We invite you to click below to find out how this $9.6 million facility make a difference in the lives of Razorback student-athletes while positioning Razorback Athletics for success in years to come.&

For more information on the Never Yield facilities initiative or to find out how you can get involved, visit RazorbackFoundation.com or contact the Razorback Foundation at (479) 443-9000.



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