Athletic Facility Project Updates
Four facility improvement projects that will enhance the experience of thousands of University of Delaware students for years to come were announced by UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady in April 2013.
The projects include a major renovation of the Bob Hannah Baseball Stadium, including the installation of an artificial turf surface and a new scoreboard, dugouts, bullpens, and batting cages; the installation of a new all-weather outdoor track in the Delaware Mini-Stadium; the transformation of the Delaware Field House into a first-class indoor practice facility with an artificial turf surface; and the total resurfacing of two natural grass soccer practice fields that are also used for summer youth camps.
In addition to the four new projects, construction continues at the Carpenter Sports Building where a new 45,000-square-foot expansion to Delaware’s primary recreation facility for students and staff is taking place. Plans for the three-story expansion include new workout areas, group exercise rooms, offices, a student lounge,and an outdoor courtyard.
To read the full press release, click here.
Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium was made possible through the generosity of Stuart and Suzanne Grant and serves as the home of Delaware Soccer and Track and Field. The photo above is the new seating and press box at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium. To learn more about this new facility project, click here. For more photos of the renovation, click here. For photos of the dedication ceremony and official opening game, click here.
Bob Hannah Stadium is now ready for action as the Blue Hens have started playing on the newly-renovated surface. Here is a story on the opening of the stadium as well as a video from the first weekend. And click here to see a photo gallery of the facility.
The soccer practice fields were resurfaced with natural grass during the spring and summer of 2013. These photos taken on July 31, 2013, show the completed project. Click here to see a photo gallery of the new fields.
Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium -Outdoor Track
Installation of a new all-weather outdoor track in the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium began during the summer. In these photos taken July 31, 2013, the old track surface has been removed, and a new surface will replace it. Click here to see a photo gallery of the new track.
Carpenter Sports Building