UIS Baseball Facility Campaign
UIS Baseball Facility Campaign–First Pitch Phase
UIS Baseball has a goal to develop a premier baseball stadium that will be recognized as one of the top NCAA DII venues in the Midwest region. The stadium will serve as a great asset to the community, fan base, alumni, donors, corporate partners, high schools, and many other benefactors.
The total estimated cost of the project is $3.5 million. We invite you to learn about the first phase of the campaign which focuses on addressing facility priorities necessary to advance the baseball program to the next level.
The First Pitch phase includes $1 million in facility enhancements that will provide a first-class student-athlete experience for UIS Baseball and enrich the community of Springfield.
Coach Ramirez’s Vision for UIS Baseball
My vision for UIS Baseball is to compete at the highest national level, while also becoming a major resource for the development of youth baseball in the Springfield community.
Enhancements to our playing surface and backstop and expansion of our stadium will not only grow the UIS Baseball program but also impact youth baseball in our region.
Artificial turf will create a major competitive advantage as it will allow us to practice and play in all weather. If we improve our batting cages at the field, it will propel players to get out there and get extra work in.
It’s exciting to be a part of a growing baseball program that is so well supported by the campus and community.
The First Pitch Phase
The First Pitch Phase will be laying the foundation toward establishing one of the premier collegiate baseball facilities in the region. Facility improvements include:
- Artificial turf infield playing surface
- Outfield irrigation system
- Multi-cage covered hitting facility
- Power to the entire facility
- Fan deck with a view overlooking the left field fence
- Team locker room and clubhouse
First Pitch Phase total fundraising goal = $1,000,000
Learn more about the project
You can find details about the Campaign, as well as many images, in the Facility Campaign First Pitch Phase Brochure.