During the first week of October 2005, the first of three phases of construction began on the newly christened Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Now, a little more than three years later, renovations were finished in time for the 2008 season opener against Rutgers.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who initially signed a letter of intent to play at UM, donated $3.9 million towards the project.
Last season, permanent concession stands were finished in time for postseason play. Three floors have been recently completed behind the grand stand: the first houses the coaches’ locker room, clubhouse, merchandise center and weight room, while the second contains a conference room. The third has a press box with a suite on either side, each with a balcony.