JACKSON, Miss. — The cost of renovating the University of Mississippi’s baseball stadium is going up.
The state College Board on Thursday approved increasing spending at Swayze Field from by nearly $900,000 to $19.8 million.
In documents presented to trustees, Ole Miss said costs have gone up because of unforeseen utility expenses, and because the university will spend more on technology and fitness equipment for player training facilities.
The project will also include a field level club, more box seating, a rooftop plaza and realignment of the left field terrace. Completion is scheduled for next year.
Spending is projected to increase $2.3 million, but Ole Miss will drain $1.4 million from the project’s contingency fund.
Ole Miss will pay for the project by borrowing $18.5 million and using $1.3 million in athletic revenue.