Images of complete renovations to the baseball locker room were released Sunday, showing a new look from the floor to the ceiling.
Renovations began at the end of the fall semester when baseball coach Rich McCarty told the players to clear out until the start of the spring semester.
Renovation costs totaled just over $100,000. The costs included a paint job, lockers, carpet, graphics, technology and more space.
Previously, a storage room occupied nearly half of the locker room. The removal of the storage room will create more space for the team.
McCarty and his coaching staff were not afraid to get their hands dirty themselves; they spent much of the break painting and contributing to the renovations.
Drew Long, deputy director of athletics, said he believes the new locker room is only the beginning to a great future for Wildcat baseball.
“With the addition of the locker room and what we already have going on with the field, it puts us right at the top,” Long said. “This can set us apart not only from a recruiting standpoint but a retention standpoint as well for student-athletes.”
Different from other renovations to ACU athletics locker rooms and facilities, the baseball locker room was completely remodeled. Other renovations have included new lockers or paint jobs, but not a reframing of the facility.
McCarty said the purpose of the renovation was to make the locker room a team atmosphere and a space the players are proud to be a part of.
The team will look ahead to the season as they begin at home against Bryant University on Feb. 15.