Kentucky announced Friday that its plans to build a new baseball stadium have been approved.
The university will begin construction on the new venue, which is projected to cost $49 million, in February 2017. The stadium is scheduled to be finished in late 2018 in time for the 2019 college baseball season.
The athletic department also released some renderings of how the ballpark is going to look and where it will be located.
More from the release:
The new stadium will be located off Alumni Drive between the new Kentucky Football Training Facility and the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex, adding to the cluster of UK Athletics facilities in the area. The stadium will feature permanent seating for 2,400 fans with additional space on grass berms to accommodate a total of 4,000 fans for regular-season games. Beyond the outfield wall, temporary bleachers can be installed for NCAA Tournament games to bring the seating capacity to 6,000. Fan amenities also will include suites and a new club area.