Russ Chandler Stadium Renovation Phase II


Phase II renovations for Russ Chandler Stadium are driven by our vision for Georgia Tech baseball: to enhance player development, to improve the fan experience, and to celebrate Tech's rich baseball history.

The concourse level will feature an atrium that also functions as a Georgia Tech Baseball Hall of Fame. It will be the first thing fans see when they enter the stadium - an iconic point of entry - intended to serve as both a welcome and a celebration. The atrium is also designed to convert into a 40-seat teaching auditorium on non-game days.

Other features in the planned upgrade include a new outdoor plaza; a new high-tech scoreboard; all-new, expanded restroom facilities and concessions (including a premium club area); a new alumni locker room; and an expanded training facility that will be open year-round for Tech players, and available to alumni/Major League Baseball players during the offseason.

To greatly enhance player development functions within the stadium, Phase II renovations also include a training center, three 20-foot-wide batting cages, two 10-foot-wide pitching tunnels, and a video analysis room. The batting cages and pitching tunnels will be divided by retractable netting with turf flooring and a raised pitching mound.


Each of these improvements and innovations will culminate in a huge step forward for Georgia Tech baseball. Phase II renovations to the Russ Chandler Stadium will create a new, significantly enhanced fan experience. It will serve as a boon to recruiting the best, most academically qualified baseball players from around the nation. And it will give Tech baseball alumni a place where they can connect, practice, and work out with coaches, other alumni, and current players.

Yellow Jackets baseball holds a special place in Georgia Tech history. This facility will take that to a new level for future generations of players, alumni, and fans. And it will forever be tied to the transformative philanthropy and unwavering support of our many generous alumni and friends.


A generous anonymous donor has established a $4.5 million challenge grant designed to inspire charitable gifts to fund Phase II renovations - a $9 million project. Gifts from all challenge grant participants will be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the purpose of qualifying for naming opportunities and/or recognition, thus doubling the impact of each donor's gift. 

The minimum level of challenge participation is $25,000, resulting in a naming opportunity for the donor.