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WSU baseball to break ground tomorrow on Back to Omaha project

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This is a big deal for Cougar baseball!

Courtesy of WSU Athletics and @wsucougarbsb

While you’re enjoying a day of tailgating awaiting the Homecoming football game tomorrow, head over to Bailey-Brayton Field for the ceremonial groundbreaking for Cougar baseball’s “Back to Omaha” project.

The ceremony starts at 1 p.m. and will include new head coach Brian Green, President Kirk Schulz, Athletic Director Pat Chun, the current baseball team and baseball alums. They’ll all grab a shovel, maybe a hard hat, smile for the cameras, and throw some dirt around.

From WSU Athletics:

The state-of-the-art facility will feature a 1,300 square-foot locker room, a 1,500 square-foot weight and cardio room, academic area, team meeting room, areas for Cougar equipment, nutrition and athletic medicine, coaches offices as well as recognition of Cougar Baseball’s storied history. In addition, the facility will enhance the game day experience for players, coaches and fans, and provide improved ingress and egress along with new public restrooms and concessions.

The facility renovation and enhancement will cost approximately $10 million with 100 percent of the project costs covered through donor support. Construction of Project: BTO will run through the 2020 season and is scheduled to be completed prior to the 2021 season.

Check out all the renderings here.

It’s also Baseball Alumni Weekend, and the team is scheduled to scrimmage at 3:15 p.m. We’ll see if the weather cooperates. Which alumni will be there? Don’t know! I’m sure many of you will be in the Beasley RV lot, so stop by to see for yourself.

The baseball team will also scrimmage Gonzaga in Spokane on Sunday, also likely weather-dependent.

Start with this tweet for a thread full of renderings: