The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved construction of a new baseball and softball complex on Thursday. The complex will be located
just north of the Mellencamp Pavilion and the Indiana Tennis Center along North Woodlawn Avenue and the 45/46 Bypass. Construction for the $19.8 million facility is expected to begin in the spring of 2012 with the goal that the stadiums will be completed in time for the 2013 baseball and softball seasons.
Private donations and athletic department funds will fund the project.
"The new baseball/softball facility will allow both teams to compete at the highest level, further demonstrating IU Athletics' commitment to enhancing the experience of our student-athletes, and ultimately delivering on a promise made to both programs several years ago," IU athletic director Fred Glass said in a statement. "As a fan, I can't wait to experience the excitement of IU baseball and softball in these new state-of-the-art venues."