Saturday, May 20, 2006

Plans To Renovate Fisher Stadium Announced

A week or so ago, Comcast Local's broadcast team was discussing the plans to renovate Michigan's home field, Ray Fisher Stadium. The boys went on and on about all the things that were planned, but I couldn't find anything to confirm all their talk. Well, yesterday, the university shared their plans to renovated Ray Fisher Stadium.

In addition to updating the home of their baseball squad, Michigan is also planning to revitalize the women's softball facility as well. The artist rendering of the new Fish, which I'll remove the picture of if someone at the university asks me to, looks rather impressive.

Veteran stadium builders, HOK Sport+Venue+Event, are on board as the design team. A solid selection, in my opinion. A look at their list of projects reveals why I embrace their selection.

With Penn State's new ballpark ready for next year, Purdue and Michigan State raising money to renovate their facilities and Michigan's plans on the drawing board, it appears that a number of Big Ten programs are starting to make a larger commitment to their baseball (and softball) programs.