Oct. 30, 2012


Chicago State to build on-campus facility


Chicago State recently announced it will build a $2.5 million on-campus baseball stadium.


The facility will have an artificial turf field, lights, digital scoreboard, videoboard, heated dugouts, batting cages, expansive bleachers and a state-of-the-art press box.


Construction will begin immediately by K.R. Miller Contractors. The stadium should be ready for play in March 2013 for the upcoming season. The complex will be located south of the Jones Convocation Center.


“It raises the level of student-athlete we can attract and makes us a major player in the Midwest recruiting landscape,” CSU head coach Steve Joslyn was quoted as saying. “I’m excited for the campus and the community, but mostly the student-athletes who will get to play on-campus games for the first time in their collegiate careers.”


Chicago State will play games on campus for the first time since 2004.


(photo courtesy of CSU Media Relations Office)