“This facility is a great addition for our team. It allows our players to work out 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The new additions really enhance the look and feel of the ballpark.”
HOK’s design gives Taylor Stadium a major-league feel, improving the environment for fans and helping the Missouri Tigers baseball program recruit top student athletes. Renovations complement the architecture of the existing stadium and the neighboring facilities in the Mizzou Sports Park. Environmental graphics celebrate the university’s new home in the SEC.
A new, state-of-the-art clubhouse provides amenities to support the athletic and academic needs of student athletes. The building houses training space, a lounge with kitchenette, locker rooms and a multipurpose conference room that doubles as a favorite study spot for players. A tiered auditorium, used for team meetings, features theater seating and the latest audiovisual systems.
The clubhouse connects the existing stadium and the 4,600-sq.-ft. indoor batting facility designed by HOK during phase I renovations. The batting facility provides indoor areas for pitching, an observation area, a multipurpose room and improved bullpens. Phase II removed the exterior wall between the indoor batting cages and the clubhouse auditorium, allowing coaches and players to view the activity occurring within. New offices for coaches are located within the clubhouse near the indoor batting cages.
The phase II renovations also added 386 chair-back seats for fans on the clubhouse roof.
Phase I: 1,500 sq. ft. / 140 sq. m.
Phase II: 4,600 sq. ft. / 427 sq. m.
17 March 2014
“New Facility Gives Tigers Advantages in Recruiting and Players a Place to Relax”