Curtis Granderson Stadium Construction Update - Oct. 30, 2013
Oct. 30, 2013
CHICAGO – Construction of Curtis Granderson Stadium continues to move forward with many of the venue’s elements beginning to take shape. Crews have nearly completed the barrier walls that will line the left field berm designed for fan seating and most the excavation needed for the entire project has been accomplished. Foundations for both dugouts and the stadium are currently being formed as concrete is scheduled to be poured in the next few weeks.
On Sept. 17, UIC held a groundbreaking ceremony in which hundreds of invited guests attended. Granderson announced his pledge for the stadium on Feb. 6, 2013 at his UIC #28 jersey retirement event and the University Board of Trustees gave the project a green light with their official approval on May 30.
Curtis Granderson Stadium will not only be home for UIC baseball, but more importantly serve as the anchor for the Curtis Granderson Stadium Project, a youth initiative designed to aid children of Chicago. Partnerships with Major League Baseball, the Chicago Public Schools and numerous youth league organizations have been established to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete at Curtis Granderson Stadium and the adjoining athletic fields.