DAYTON, OH -
The University of Dayton and Time Warner Cable have announced another step in their continuing partnership, it was announced at a press conference on Aug. 19 at the UD Arena Boesch Lounge. The local cable division has secured the naming rights to the new baseball stadium, which will help fund its completion.
Time Warner Cable Stadium is part of the Arena Sports Complex, located next to Interstate 75 at the southern edge of Dayton's city limits. The complex, which serves as an entryway to the University and the City, includes the University of Dayton Arena, the Donoher Basketball Center and facilities for football, track and field, softball and baseball.
“The University of Dayton and Time Warner Cable have a lot in common – a commitment to quality education and a boundless enthusiasm for the Miami Valley and all its potential,” said Jerry DeGrazia, Time Warner Cable division president.
“All of us at Time Warner Cable are very excited and very proud to be part of this new stadium situated right at the gateway to the City of Dayton.”
University of Dayton President Dr. Daniel J. Curran, UD Vice President and Director of Athletics Ted Kissell and DeGrazia spoke at the press conference, as did State Senator Tom Roberts. UD baseball coach Tony Vittorio and his team, other donors that have helped fund the Stadium, along with representatives from Danis Construction Company, GBBN Architects and the Ohio High School Athletic Association were also invited.
“We are pleased that our partnership with Time Warner Cable has grown,” said Kissell. “Their generosity benefits our student-athletes, our fans and our entire community. We know first-class facilities provide a competitive advantage and the Time Warner Cable Stadium will be the premier facility in the Atlantic 10 Conference.”
The Flyers look forward to making the stadium available to youth organizations and will continue to host the OHSAA Tournament.
Construction continues to progress at the $4 million baseball stadium, which was designed by GBBN Architects. With the playing field and dugouts already in place for this past season, the completed stadium will be ready for the 2005 season and have covered chair-back seating for 500, a press box, concession and restrooms. A red-brick-faced indoor hitting cage with team rooms will be located down the right field line.
Also part of the Arena Sports Complex is a practice facility to serve both the football and track and field teams, which was completed this summer. It features a natural grass playing field encircled by a six-lane running track. Across from Time Warner Cable Stadium, construction of the new softball venue is underway. The UD Arena is the cornerstone of this unique complex.