Construction to add 1,300 square feet to Boshamer Stadium are set to begin late this summer and to be completed prior to the 2017 season.
The project, which will add a multi-use space that can serve as the visitor’s locker room, is being funded by former UNC baseball players who have gone on to play professionally, as well as other donors.
“I am and have always been proud to be a Tar Heel, so when I was presented with the opportunity to support the new Boshamer project, it was a no-brainer for me,” said Chicago Cubs pitcher Adam Warren, who played at UNC, 2006-09. “Carolina baseball is one of the premier programs in the nation, and the players and coaches deserve top-notch facilities to go along with the product they are putting on the field.”
Highlights of the project include a second locker room, team meeting and study areas, as well as new locker room space for umpires and former players who choose to work out in Chapel Hill during the off-season.
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“The three years I spent at Carolina helped turn me into the player and man I am today,” said Seattle Mariners Gold Glove third baseman Kyle Seager, a Tar Heel standout 2007-09. “Having a chance to practice and play in a newly renovated Boshamer Stadium was a big part of my UNC experience.”
“I am especially grateful to our former players – including lead donor Vaughn Bryson – and the tremendous supporters of Carolina baseball for their funding of this project,” Carolina head coach Mike Fox said in a prepared statement. “This improvement will ensure that Boshamer Stadium continues to be one of the nation’s finest facilities for college baseball. I am humbled by the generosity of all those who have helped make this project a reality. Their continued support of the program is greatly appreciated.”