Though plans for a new video board in Jordan-Hare have been put on hold, developments for other athletics facilities are moving forward.
At their regular meeting on Friday, the University Board of Trustees approved architects for improvements to Plainsman Park, the Jane B. Moore Softball
A new one-story 10,000 square foot equine barn will be built for the team. Costs for construction of the barn and related infrastructure is projected at $2.9 million.
M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates was selected to lead the construction a new player development building at Plainsman Park and renovate locker rooms in the Auburn Arena.
The firm, one of the largest in the country, has a dedicated sports studio. Gensler has worked on collegiate and professional stadiums across the world, including renovations to the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dodger Stadium.
Dan King, associate vice president for facilities, said the firm employs 17 Auburn alumni.
The Plainsman Park upgrade is expected to cost $4 million and the Auburn Arena renovations are estimated to cost $3 million.
Atlanta-based Rosser International will head the plan to build a new estimated $4 million player development building, similar to Plainsman Park’s upcoming one, at the Jane B. Moore Softball Complex. Rosser has worked on Georgia Tech’s softball stadium.
The board was also briefed on a $3 million face-lift to restrooms in Jordan-Hare. Flooring, wall finishes, partitions and fixtures will be replaced in restrooms in the entry-level north, second-level