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Here's what's new at Swayze Field this year, what's to come

Feb. 23—OXFORD — While First Champions Plaza won't be fully constructed outside Swayze Field for a bit, fans can get a sneak peak of the statue commemorating Ole Miss' run to the 2022 College World Series crown this weekend.

Swayze Field will begin major renovations once this season ends, with a plethora of projects that will likely cost about $20-25 million and finish in 2026, Ole Miss athletics director Keith Carter told the Daily Journal. Among the new pieces to the stadium will be a statue "in the likeness of Tim (Elko)," Carter said, in addition to other "visuals" in a plaza ultimately located near University Place.

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