Construction begins on upgrades for TCU’s Lupton Stadium

TCU baseball's future locker room. Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics.

A new video board, locker room and sports medicine center are among upgrades on the way for the Charles and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium at TCU, according to a press release.

The $7.5 million improvement, which will be located down the left-field line, began construction on Wednesday and is expected to be complete by the 2016 season. Other features include a team lounge, equipment room, classroom and coaches’ offices.

Funding for the project comes from multiple donors whose names have not yet been released.

Although the Fort Worth Super Regional attracted the largest crowd in program history, TCU director of athletics media relations Mark Cohen said there are no plans to add additional seating to Lupton. The record was broken twice during the series against Texas A&M, with a total of 21,876 fans in attendance for all three games.

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In 2014, TCU baseball opened the 9,000 square foot G. Malcolm Louden Player Development Center, which included a new batting cage and Field Turf practice area.

TCU finished the 2014-2015 season with a 51-15 record and made its second consecutive appearance in the College World Series in Omaha. The team took two wins against LSU but bowed out after losing twice to Vanderbilt.