Extreme Makeover: Dedeaux Field Edition

Jan. 11, 2007

LOS ANGELES -- First-year head coach Chad Kreuter has not wasted any time in putting his personal touch on the USC baseball program. Construction started today on the outfield wall at Dedeaux Field in preparation for the 2007 season opener on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. against Cal Poly.

The entire wall is being torn down as the red-painted wooden fence will be replaced by green padding against the chain link fence. Trojan baseball fans will notice the difference immediately as plans call for padding only on the top and bottom of the right field area to allow fans to 'sneak' a peek during the game.

Fundraising for renovation and expansion of the batting cages off the third base side has been completed as the project will begin in June. Future plans call for a brand-new video scoreboard, as well as upgrading the lighting fixtures on the field.

Dedeaux Field received a renovation worth $4 million in 2002 with the addition of a clubhouse, Hall of Fame, coaches' offices and restrooms on the first base side, along with new stadium seating.

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