Donation brings renovation plans to life

The family of the late Robert Stephenson donated a significant amount of money to the University of North Alabama baseball program.

Stephenson was a faculty athletic representative and professor in the education department. He was a huge fan and supporter.

The generous donation will be used to renovate the baseball stadium. Head baseball coach Mike Keehn said the press box is going to be completely redone. Two sides of the radio booth will be expanded and brand new sliding windows are going to be installed. In addition, heating and air-conditioning units are going to be added to the press box.  There will also be new flooring and counter tops.

Athletics Director Mark Linder said the field has not been renovated since the summer of 2007. He said these improvements are very much needed.

“It’s really going to be a nice addition,” Linder said.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of this week’s issue of The Flor-Ala, available Thursday.