Frank Myers Field at Tointon Family Stadium
One of the most visible changes to the Kansas State program over the last three years has been the complete renovation of the longtime home of the Wildcats - now called Frank Myers Field at Tointon Family Stadium in honor of Bob and Betty Tointon, the principle benefactors of the stadium improvements. The $3.1 million dollar improvement project makes the 41-year-old stadium not only one of the finest in the Midwest, but in the fiercely competitive Big 12 Conference. Every facet of the stadium has been improved from a new playing surface with state-of-the-art drainage and irrigation systems to new home and visiting dugouts to a new seating bowl with capacity for over 2,000 fans.
For the first time in the history of the program, players have a 3,150-square-feet lockerroom complete with 33 custom-built wood lockers and bathroom and shower facilities and a team room that includes a big screen TV, couch, study tables and computers. The team will also take advantage of a new sports medicine training room, equipment room complete with laundry facilities and weight room. The coaches now have new, spacious offices inside the stadium complete with a conference room and lobby area as well as a coaches' lockerroom.
The new facility also has added ammendities for Wildcat fans with the addition of permanent restroom and concession areas. Fans can also watch the action from one of five new club suites that not only includes the usual comforts of indoor seating, but outdoor seating in new purple chairbacks. Surrounding these new suites is a new 1,380-square-feet press facility that includes a main press box, radio booths for home and visiting radio as well as a television broadcast booth. The facility will continue to use the manual scoreboard, which has become a fan favorite with its unique tradition. Originally dedicated in 1961 in honor of one-time baseball coach Frank Myers, the picturesque facility is nestled southwest of Bramlage Coliseum and sits comfortably among stately pine trees that line the entire outfield wall.
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