Russ Chandler Stadium Renovation Phase II

THE VISION

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.

THE IMPACT

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.

THE CHALLENGE

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.