KSU has plans for new baseball, softball facilities near football stadium

Kennesaw State University appears to be interested in an eventual consolidation of its athletics facilities east of Interstate 75 near its football stadium and track and field facility.

A set of renderings of the Kennesaw State University campuses from a November presentation at a Marietta Town Hall appears to show a desire to consolidate the school’s athletics facilities east of Interstate 75 near Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

Currently, the Owls play baseball at Stillwell Stadium that opened in 1984 and softball at Bailey Park that opened in 2004, both of which are on the south end of the original KSU campus west of I-75.

Prior to the building of KSU Soccer Stadium (now Fifth Third Bank [football] Stadium) the Owls played soccer near both of those facilities on campus at the corner of Chastain and Kennesaw State University Roads.

The plans from November show a potential new effort to free up the space currently occupied by the baseball and softball fields to potentially be used as academic and/or residential expansion.

Efforts to free up property on the original campus would apparently be part of an effort to make the bulk of academic facilities on the Kennesaw campus all within a 10 minute walk of one another.

See the renderings below:








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Blake Silvers is an editor at the Rome News-Tribune, and a contributor at Fansided. His work frequently appears on, and he has also written for Bleacher Report in the past.