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Baseball stadium to expand

Coastal Carolina University’s Watson Baseball Stadium will be expanded from 850 seats to about 2,500 permanent seats. It will have the capacity to further expand to accommodate as many as 6,000 fans for NCAA postseason tournament play.

The $8 million project includes demolishing the current stadium and replacing it with new seating, restroom and concession areas, media work space, clubhouse/locker rooms, coaches and umpire locker rooms.

CCU Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said the design of the new stadium is key to the growth of the nationally recognized program and new facilities will help in recruiting top prospects against schools with newer facilities.

CCU's nationally recognized baseball program played in the NCAA super regionals two of the last four years, hosting the event in 2010 in Myrtle Beach, and has competed in the NCAA regionals 10 of the last 11 years.

Michael Keeshen and Associates Architects Inc., or MKA, of Greenville has been selected to design the baseball stadium.

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