Vanderbilt Starting Renovations On Several Athletics Facilities
Vanderbilt AD Malcolm Turner announced a "series of facility renovations" for the school's athletics programs, including at Vanderbilt Stadium, Memorial Gym and Hawkins Field, according to Adam Sparks of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. At Vanderbilt Stadium, which has "not undergone a major renovation" since '81, the south end zone videoboard will be "removed, and the videoboard in the north end zone will be replaced." Renovations to the stadium's restrooms also will begin soon as part of a "series of enhancements to address fan complaints about the poor game-day experience." Turner said that the school is in the "final stages of selecting a firm to help develop a master athletics facilities plan." He added that he and football coach Derek Mason are "planning renovations to the football locker room and team facilities besides the stadium." This offseason, Hawkins Field will receive a "new artificial turf playing surface and upgrades to the scoreboard." Meanwhile, Memorial Gym will get "new state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems." Turner said that renovations are also "planned for the basketball locker rooms" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 5/29).