Groundbreaking Renovation on Lobo Field to Begin Feb. 28

Feb. 25, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico baseball team and athletic officials are proud to announce that the groundbreaking of phase one of the Lobo Field renovation will officially begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28th.

Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs, head coach Ray Birmingham and University Board of Regents member J. Gene Gallegos are all slated to speak at the groundbreaking first phase of the renovation project that takes place at the Ambrose Alday Batting Complex at Lobo Field.

Kickoff of phase one of the project will include a new press box and new seating that will accommodate approximately 1,250 fans. It also will include the addition of new dugouts, scoreboard, fencing and infield turf. The initial stages of supplying utilities and power to Lobo Field will also be included in phase one of the renovation.

"Thanks to the forward thinking of Paul Krebs, Tim Cass and our entire state, the UNM baseball facilities will get a huge upgrade," Birmingham said. "I just want to say thank you to everyone that cares about UNM and New Mexico."

Senior Associate Athletics Director Tim Cass, who has been one of the constant driving forces behind the project, is thrilled to get started.

"It is always exciting when you are putting a shovel in the ground," Cass said. "I know coach Birmingham is excited and our kids are excited and that filters down through all of us."

Others expected to be in attendance include: Lobo Field donors, Dugout Club supporters, Lobo Baseball Lettermen, Lobo Club Board members, and the current 2012 Lobo baseball team.

There are still plenty of opportunities to support the future growth of Lobo Field. For more information, please contact the Lobo Club at 925-5607.