Wilkins Stadium upgrades nearing completion

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Wilkins Stadium upgrades nearing completion

August 29, 2018: New fences are installed at Wilkins Stadium. The new fence features safety padding that is said to lessen the potential for injury should a player collide with the fence.

August 29, 2018: New fences are installed at Wilkins Stadium. The new fence features safety padding that is said to lessen the potential for injury should a player collide with the fence.

Evan Pflugradt

August 29, 2018: New fences are installed at Wilkins Stadium. The new fence features safety padding that is said to lessen the potential for injury should a player collide with the fence.

Evan Pflugradt

Evan Pflugradt

August 29, 2018: New fences are installed at Wilkins Stadium. The new fence features safety padding that is said to lessen the potential for injury should a player collide with the fence.

Stadium upgrades at Wilkins Stadium are nearing completion.

This week, WSU started installing new safety pads to the fencing structure along the outfield.

Safety pads were a necessity among stadium upgrades, said Brad Pittman, associate athletic director and head of facilities and operations. This update brings Wilkins Stadium in line with new NCAA regulations for player safety.

Evan Pflugradt
New fences are installed at Wilkins Stadium. WSU hosts Avila on Sept. 22 to open the fall season.

“At the forefront of the project was player safety,” Pittman said.

Pittman said the safety pads should lessen the potential for injury should a player collide with the fence.

The project costs $100,000, Pittman said.