Major upgrades coming to Plainsman Park

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Auburn Baseball is definitely on the rise following two trips to the College World Series in three NCAA Tournaments, and Auburn University is dedicated to aide the program to build consistent success.

According to Jason Caldwell of Inside the Auburn Tigers, the Auburn University Board of Trustees has approved seating capacity upgrades in three areas of Plainsman Park.

The new project will include seating down the first base line, which will include a space for club seating as well as improved entry access to Plainsman Park from Donahue Drive.

The next area of added seating will be on top of the new Josh Donaldson Hitting Facility that is beyond the right field fence. Included in the right field terrace will be added concessions and restrooms.

Finally, an upgrade that Auburn baseball fans have inquired about for years, seating is coming to the green monster in left field. In addition to seats being added to the large outfield wall, there will be added concessions and restrooms for the area.

“We are thrilled and thankful that the Auburn University leadership approved the next phase of upgrades for Plainsman Park,” Coach Butch Thompson said to Inside the Auburn Tigers. “I believe in our student-athletes and their families, our staff, our fans, and our university, who have all played a role in getting us where we are.”

Earlier this month, Auburn Athletics Director Allen Greene pledged to support upgrades in Plainsman Park to reflect the recent success of the baseball program and to compete with the best facilities in the SEC for recruiting and fan enhancement purposes.

Auburn University architect Simon Yendle says that the funding for new upgrades will come in through donations, as well as bonds and athletic department funds. Caldwell added that if the bidding goes according to plan, construction for the upgrades will begin at the conclusion of the 2023 season.


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