The 2010 season began a new era in the annals of University of Memphis baseball. After calling Nat Buring Stadium home for 36 seasons, construction and renovations were complete for Tigers baseball’s new home–FedExPark.
Thanks to a $3 million gift from FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX), construction redesigned the former Nat Buring Stadium that housed Memphis Tiger baseball since 1972.
In addition to the new scoreboard that was put in place in January 2008 (separate from the FedEx gift), the redesign included a new dressing facility, indoor practice facility, training room, players lounge, locker rooms, coaches offices, dugouts, grandstand, concession areas, press box and a private suite which aids players, teams and fans with their game day experience.
The dressing facility includes locker rooms for both Tiger coaches and players, office and meeting space, a player’s lounge, coaches conference room, indoor pitching and batting cages, as well as a direct entrance into the Tiger dugout and field.
The grandstand area features an expanded press area for media, as well as newly-constructed restrooms and concession stands. The press box contains private booths for both radio and television broadcasts, as well as working media and event management areas. A grand entrance way has been constructed at the main entrance to the ballpark from the leftfield parking lots.