Progress Update: Kirkland Complex
WILMORE, Ky. - The Kirkland Complex Project, a renovation of the school's baseball and softball facilities, has shown signs of progress in recent days. Construction workers worked hard to get the wall, seen in the front of the picture above, done as part of phase I of the renovations. More recently, sod has started to be laid down in the outfield.
The project broke ground in May and substantial efforts have been put forth over the past three months to get the project to the point it is at now. Substantial rainfall over the past few weeks have put some hiccups in the process, but favorable weather over the past week and a half has proved beneficial.
In the release in May about the project, Vice President for Student Development Dr. Doug Wilcoxson stated "the Kirkland Complex is not only about sports.It's also about discipleship, as coaches pour into students and mentor them. It's about outreach, as we expect camps to introduce hundreds of kids to the Lord. And it’s about engaging the culture of sport in topics of ethics and leadership throughout the region."
The May release also stated Asbury University received a $1.5 million gift to renovate its baseball and softball facilities in honor of Dr. Jiles E. Kirkland, a 1950 graduate of Asbury University. Kirkland served for 46 years as a United Methodist pastor and as the district superintendent.
Currently Under Construction
- Baseball Field: laser grading, sodding, sports lighting, dugout upgrade, fencing, backstop, warning track, bleachers and stadium seats, press box, and scoreboard
- Softball Field: fencing, padding, warning track, re-aim lights, bleachers and press box upgrade
- Beautification: sidewalks, complex entry, flagpoles, retaining wall, picnic areas, landscaping, pedestrian lighting, and signage
Stay tuned to AsburyEagles.com for updates as they come available. You can also visit this link for more information about the renovations!