The University of Arizona released new renderings of the Hillenbrand Stadium renovations on Tuesday, giving us another look at what the finished product will look like (those photos can seen below).
In case you missed it, the renovations include sun shading, new loge and standing areas, press box renovations, upgraded dugouts, a new backstop netting system, and new restrooms and concessions.
Demolition has been complete and building excavation is underway, per the UA. The project is supposed to be completed by February 2019 and the budget is $8 million.
The upgrades should help Arizona softball restore itself as one of the elite programs in college softball. The eight-time NCAA champions have not reached the Women’s College World Series since 2010.
Here were Arizona head coach Mike Candrea’s thoughts on the renovations in May:
.@ArizonaSoftball just finished their last regular season home game at Hillenbrand Stadium (there will likely be a few postseason games) before this summer’s remodel.— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) May 6, 2018
Mike Candrea is excited for New Hillenbrand, but will be sad to see Old Hillenbrand go pic.twitter.com/4sfftTjtz9