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Slideshow: IU Baseball Stadium Nears Completion

Construction on Indiana University's baseball stadium is set to be finished for the team's first home game.

  • Kaufman Field

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    Photo: Ashley Spesard/WTIU News

    An overhead view of Kaufman Field

  • field

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    The field as seen from the press box.

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    Media walk around the IU baseball field.

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    A side view of the baseball field shows new grass, but seats that are still under construction.

  • seats

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    Photo: Ashley Spesard/WTIU News

    The seats at the stadium are still being completed

  • Construction workers

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    Photo: Ashley Spesard/WTIU News

    Construction workers at the IU baseball stadium.

  • construction materials

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    Construction materials lie on parts of the new baseball stadium.

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    A construction worker lies limestone at Kaufman Field.

  • batting cage room

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    A room where batting cages will be installed is still under construction.

  • outside the stadium

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    A view from outside the stadium

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    The outside of the stadium, including the parking lot, is still under construction.

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    Photo: Ashley Spesard/WTIU News

    A construction truck sits outside Bart Kaufman Field.

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    Stairs lead up to the new baseball stadium

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    The side of the staircase to Kaufman Field.

  • softball field

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    The IU softball field is also under construction.

Construction crews say the new Indiana University baseball stadium is on schedule to be open for the team’s first home game next month.

Head coach Tracy Smith offered a tour of the facility Tuesday afternoon, showing off a green artificial turf field seemingly ready to be used, but construction continues in much of the rest of the stadium.

Amenities Bart Kaufman Stadium will feature include locker rooms for both teams and lights that will allow night games.

The stadium will include a picnic area, more parking spaces and a backstop constructed from Indiana limestone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.eckert.50 Bob Eckert

    From the pictures and a view from the 46 bypass it looks pretty hideous and cheap but I’ll reserve my final opinion until after it is completed. IU has been building some really ugly buildings on the outskirts of campus recently like the CIB building at the corner of the 46 bypass and 10th street. Wonder why they are settling for buildings that need to last many years but be an eyesore from birth and worse as they age.

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  • JFJ

    I agree about being hideous and cheap The construction outfits that are doing work for IU suck !!! They cut so many corners just to make a profit the rush to make a profit puts the workers in a position of shitty craftsmanship (GO I.U)

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