DENTON (10/28/05) - The North Texas Softball and Golf Facility and the Mean Green Office Complex and Gymnasium are nearing completion as a range of construction projects continue at the Mean Green Athletic Village.
The Mean Green Athletic Village continues to be a flurry of activity as a range of projects are finishing and starting construction. The Mean Green Office Complex and Gymnasium, which will house a majority of the coaches and locker rooms, is close to completion. Carpets have been laid down and doors have been installed in the meeting rooms and coaching offices. The next step is to finish carpeting the locker rooms and bring in office furniture. The plan is for the coaches to move into their new offices in the next few weeks.
The Mean Green Softball and Golf Facility is also close to completion. Carpeting has been laid down and so has the turf for the indoor driving range, putting area and batting cages. The two indoor driving ranges and batting cages are awaiting netting. The softball coaches will move into this building during the next month. Bleachers should be arriving at the future home of the Mean Green Softball Complex, and groundwork is being done on the practice field for the softball team.
The North Texas soccer team practiced on its new field, located on Bonnie Brae, for the first time this past week. The Mean Green will have a new field and locker room ready for the 2006 season.
Construction continues on the Waranch Tennis Pavilion, and it is expected to be completed by the end of November. The clubhouse is close to completion, and currently the courts are being painted.
The tennis complex is located on S. Bonnie Brae at the entrance to Victory Hall. This $3 million facility is named for University of North Texas alumnus Ronald Waranch. The Waranch Tennis Pavilion has already been chosen as the host site for the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Tennis Championship.
The North Texas track, located at Fouts Field, was resurfaced and will get striped in the next few days. The resurfacing should make the track more even-surfaced and add some buoyancy.
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