Minnesota Sports Roundup: A new Seibert Field to begin constructionMinnesota Sports
-- Construction is set to begin today on the new on-campus college baseball stadium at the University of Minnesota.
Construction is set to begin today on the new on-campus college baseball stadium at the University of Minnesota. The new Seibert Field will replace the current outdated Seibert Field. The new 14-hundred seat stadium is scheduled to be finished by the end of the current calendar year and will be open for baseball next spring for the Golden Gophers, who were forced to play most of their home games at the Metrodome because the current Seibert Field had fallen into disrepair The new seven-million-dollar ballpark will be privately financed, mostly through donations made to the athletic department.
The new boss of the University of Minnesota athletic department takes over today. Norwood Teague's first day on the job as Golden Gopher athletic director is today. Teague replaces the outgoing Joel Maturi, who's last day on the job was Friday. Teague comes to Minnesota from Virginia Commonwealth, where he was the athletic director for six years. Prior to his time at VCU, Teague was in associate roles within the athletic departments at North Carolina, Arizona State, and Virginia. Teague has said in the past that one of his main functions as A-D will be to raise funds to help maintain and grow the department.
The Minnesota Lynx lost for the first time this season on Sunday. The Seattle Storm defeated the Lynx 65-62 despite just scoring eight points in the fourth quarter. Maya Moore scored 14 points for the Lynx, who dipped to 10-and-1. The Lynx host the Liberty Thursday.