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Not going to lie….a tear in my eye. I can’t wait til this project is completed. 

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Is this link behind a paywall for anyone else?

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1 minute ago, Win4AU said:

Is this link behind a paywall for anyone else?

Yes it’s subscription based. Basically says we are getting seats on the green monster, seating on top of the player development facility in right field, and premium seating down the first base line.

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Plainsman Park at 2022 Auburn Regional

 

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved on Tuesday the initiation of upgrades to be made to Plainsman Park.
 
Tuesday's approval authorizes the University to begin the increased scope of the project, which will include three main components.
 
1) First Base Club - The expansion of first base stands, premium seating, club space, concessions, and improvements to the south entrance to Plainsman Park and the future Player Performance Terrace.
2) Right Field Terrace - The expansion of first base stands over the Josh Donaldson Hitting Lab to include premium seating and an enhanced concession experience.
3) Green Monster Terrace - The addition of a unique viewing area over the Green Monster, including improved concessions and restrooms to support patrons in left field.


"Enthusiasm for Auburn baseball has never been higher. Coach Butch Thompson, his staff and student-athletes have achieved remarkable, sustained success, including two trips to Omaha in the past three postseasons," Director of Athletics Allen Greene said. "These improvements will help Auburn baseball continue its trajectory toward a national championship while elevating the fan experience at Plainsman Park. We appreciate the Auburn University Board of Trustees for the vision, leadership and commitment to help the baseball program reach and remain at the top."
 
In September of last year, the Auburn Board of Trustees approved the initial Plainsman Park Development Center – Phase II project and in November approved the selection of Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons, of Jackson, Mississippi, as the project architect.
 
Auburn Athletics has since determined the project will include a more comprehensive set of improvements at Plainsman Park, which are necessary to enhance fan experience and ensure Auburn baseball remains competitive with its conference and national peers.
 
"We're thrilled and thankful that the Auburn University leadership approved the next phase of upgrades to Plainsman Park," Thompson said. "I believe in our student-athletes and their families, our staff, our fans, and our university, who have all played a role in getting us where we are today. With an already tremendous footprint of our ballpark, these enhancements will provide our fans with one-of-a-kind experiences in college baseball. They will allow us to continue to put our best foot forward as a program and build on the current momentum."

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With the FOF, basketball facility, and now the baseball upgrades, I wish we would just do a complete master plan for the entirety of our athletic department.

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Any renderings available? 

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Green Monster terrace among renovations approved for Auburn’s Plainsman Park

By Tom Green | tgreen@al.com
4-5 minutes

Auburn baseball

Feb 9, 2020; Auburn, AL, USA; View of Easton baseball equipment used by the Auburn Tigers baseball team at Plainsman Park. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

Plainsman Park will soon be getting a makeover -- including seating atop the stadium’s iconic Green Monster in left field.

Auburn’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday, during a special meeting called by Governor Kay Ivey, approved renovations to Plainsman Park in order “to provide an enhanced fan experience” and to ensure Auburn’s baseball facilities stay competitive within the SEC and nationally among the nation’s top programs.

“We’re thrilled and thankful that the Auburn University leadership approved the next phase of upgrades to Plainsman Park,” Auburn coach Butch Thompson said. “I believe in our student-athletes and their families, our staff, our fans, and our university, who have all played a role in getting us where we are today. With an already tremendous footprint of our ballpark, these enhancements will provide our fans with one-of-a-kind experiences in college baseball. They will allow us to continue to put our best foot forward as a program and build on the current momentum.”

Among the improvements coming to Plainsman Park, which first opened in 1950, is a Green Monster terrace area that will provide a “unique viewing area” atop the park’s 30-foot marquee feature in left field. That part of the project will also include improved concessions and restroom areas to support the fans in left field.

The renovations to Plainsman Park also include a first base club, which will expand the first-base stands, with premium seating, a club space, concessions and improved accessibility from the south entrance for the stadium and the future Player Performance Terrace. The third prong of the upgrades to Plainsman Park will come in right field, where a right-field terrace will be created by expanding the first-base stands over the Player Performance Development facility, with premium seating and an enhanced concessions experience.

Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons, a firm out of Jackson, Miss., was previously approved last fall as the architect for Plainsman Park’s Development Center -- Phase II project, which was initially approved in September. Since then, the Board of Trustees decided a more comprehensive set of improvements was necessary for Plainsman Park. Construction for the project -- which will be paid for through bonds, gifts and athletics department funds -- is not expected to begin until after the 2023 season.

The approval of the new upgrades to Plainsman Park come on the heels of another successful season for Thompson’s program. The Tigers advanced to the College World Series for the second time in the last three postseasons, earning the program’s first win in Omaha, Neb., since 1997. Auburn finished the year 43-22 overall in Thompson’s seventh season as head coach.

“Enthusiasm for Auburn baseball has never been higher,” Auburn athletics director Allen Greene said. “Coach Butch Thompson, his staff and student-athletes have achieved remarkable, sustained success, including two trips to Omaha in the past three postseasons. These improvements will help Auburn baseball continue its trajectory toward a national championship while elevating the fan experience at Plainsman Park. We appreciate the Auburn University Board of Trustees for the vision, leadership and commitment to help the baseball program reach and remain at the top.”

Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.

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So thrilled to hear this. Plainsman Park, imho, already best thing going in this area of the world. Understand Butch has been all smiles and frequent at the corner Southside market lately. Not much to say other than “ he is good people”. Think he has become pretty good buddies with my talkative 2 YO grand daughter.

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