Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium remains one of the premier college baseball stadiums in the country
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech athletics announced Thursday the official dedication of Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium for Saturday, April 24. The dedication will take place at 2 p.m. against the backdrop of the centerpiece of the newly finalized Phase II renovations, Champions Hall. The event is not open to the general public.
Georgia Tech officials will honor Nease, a Tech baseball letterwinner and 1965 alumnus, and his wife, Brenda, for their significant philanthropy towards both phases of renovations over the past several years that has provided Georgia Tech with facilities that stand among the finest in all of college baseball.
The view of Midtown Atlanta is spectacular and unparalleled from the Teixeira Skyline Terrace. (Photo by Danny Karnik)
Phase II of renovations began in earnest last summer and is headlined by Champions Hall, which serves as a heritage area to highlight Georgia Tech baseball’s renowned history of team and individual success. Champions Hall also includes the Mark Teixeira Skyline Terrace, a premium seating area that provides one of the best vantage points in all of Atlanta sports, with spectacular views of the playing field, Tech’s campus and the Midtown skyline.
Other Phase II renovations include a state-of-the-art videoboard that was installed prior to the 2019 season, new restroom and concessions facilities for fans and a cutting-edge, climate-controlled training facility for year-round use by Georgia Tech student-athletes, as well as alums in Major League Baseball when they return to Atlanta in the offseason.
Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium
Photos by Danny Karnik
Highlighted by the construction of the Teixeira Locker Room, Phase I of renovations was completed in 2015. In addition to the Teixeira Locker Room, Phase I included an overhaul of the Yellow Jackets’ players’ lounge, study area, athletic training room and coaches’ locker room.
In all, the Neases funded a significant portion of the $13.5 million needed for both Phase I and II of the renovations.
Nease is one of many Tech baseball letterwinners that have contributed to the overhaul of the Yellow Jackets’ baseball facilities. Other letterwinners that have been prominently involved in the projects include Teixeira, Matt Wieters and Charlie Blackmon.
Georgia Tech baseball will face Florida State in a top-25 showdown on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m.
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