The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will begin construction of a $13.3 million baseball and indoor track facility in early July.
The baseball field, Mountain Lion Park, and the track facility, Mountain Lion Fieldhouse, will be the first projects within the athletics zone of the UCCS north campus expansion within the University's 2020 Master Plan.
The baseball field will be situated along North Nevada Avenue near the intersection with Corporate Drive, and the indoor track facility east of the current parking lot near the intersection of Campus Heights Drive and North Nevada Avenue.
"Our coaches and staff have been actively involved in the planning stages on what we anticipate will rank among the top facilities in the RMAC," said Nathan Gibson, UCCS Athletic Director in a press release.
Mountain Lion Park will feature a view of Pulpit Rock for fans, with the third-base line parallel to North Nevada. The facility will be an all-turf field with lights for night games, batting cages, press box and seating.
Mountain Lion Fieldhouse will be a wide-radius 200-meter, six-lane flat track with an eight-lane, 60-meter straightaway inside the oval.
The complex is designed and will be built to permit continued expansion and development in the future. The high visibility and access of the facilities from Interstate 25 will allow for active community engagement for events and naming opportunities.
Mountain Lion Park is projected to be ready for competition by the end of the spring 2018 season. Mountain Lion Fieldhouse will be available for practice during the 2017-18 season and for competition in the 2018-19 season.