FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is moving forward with construction on the baseball/track indoor facility.
The Razorbacks announced that construction is underway after raising $1 million of the projected $9.6 million it will take to complete the building, which will be used by both the baseball and track programs. Arkansas said the facility will be funded by athletic revenues, additional gifts and proceeds from a bond issue for the projects.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement the facility will be "the finest indoor training facilities for baseball and indoor track and field in the nation." Construction could be completed as early as next summer.
"This facility vaults us ahead of our competition in the SEC and nationally," Long said in a statement. With this addition, inclement weather is no longer a factor for our baseball, men's and women's track and field programs. In an effort to proved three of our most nationally competitive programs with this important facility as soon as possible, we have started construction even as we continue to seek support from donors through our 'Never Yield' campaign."
Arkansas announced last month it was beginning initial site work, but the full project wouldn't move forced until the facility was fully funded.
The facility will provide 52,000 square feet of climate-controlled practice space. It will be located on the north side of the existing Randal Tyson Track Center.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau