Hawkins Field is getting an upgrade. Vanderbilt University will pour $10 million into upgrades for the school's successful baseball program, expanding Memorial Gym to meet the left field wall and adding new classrooms, weight areas, and locker room space for Commodore student-athletes. The men's and women's basketball teams will also benefit from the baseball redesign; they'll have access to workout facilities that are more than twice the size of the team's current space once the construction is complete.
Here's what left field will look like after 2016, courtesy of VUCommodores.com:
With a planned upgrade that will expand the alumni locker room, Tim Corbin's former proteges have plenty to be happy about. Here's what they had to say about the eight-figure expansion on Twitter.
Exciting times as VU makes improvements to the facilities! Corbs is a creating the best environment for those players http://t.co/xbDNzQ5FF6— Tyler Beede (@tylerbeede) August 11, 2015
Can't wait to see the new Vandy lockerooms and everything start coming into shape this off season http://t.co/DTt3Dgj46K— Sonny Gray (@SonnyGray2) August 11, 2015
Read Vanderbilt's full release - complete with more renderings - over at VUCommodores.com.