Office ofthe President
December 13, 2011
Members, Board of Trustees:
RENOVATE/UPGRADE SOFTBALL COMPLEX
Recommendation: that the Board of Trustees approve the initiation ofthe ‘Renovate/Upgrade
Softball Complex’ capital project.
Background: The UK softball program is coming off its most accomplished season in school
history, ranked among the top 13 schools in the nation after appearing in and hosting its first
Super Regional. UK’s run included its first 40-win season in school history.
As reflected in the overall Athletics facility plan, the softball facilities need to be renovated for
the student athletes, including the locker, shower, restroom, and lounge facilities. The proposed
proj ect will also include the following related renovations and upgrades: the locker area for
umpires, team equipment storage, additional seating along both lines, new press box which may
have the ability to service soccer field as well as softball field, and, other amenities as deemed
The proj ect will also allow the University to host the 2013 SEC Softball Toumament as
requested by the Southeastem Conference. With the improvements, the softball complex will
meet all requirements ofthe conference. The scope ofthe project is not expected to exceed
$7,500,000 and will be funded by Athletics.
If approved by the Board of Trustees, the University will request approval from the Council on
Postsecondary Education (CPE) at its February 9, 2012 meeting and authorization by the Capital
Projects and Bond Oversight Committee at its February 21, 2012 meeting.
Action taken: IZI Approved EI Disapproved EI Other