BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College
Athletic Director Craig McPhail is pleased to announce a number of
renovations that are taking place around Tate Field and the
Athletic Complex. McPhail announced Monday that these changes are
just the first in a list of facility enhancements that will be
taking place in the near future.
Among the changes is a press box at Tate Field, fence repair at
the outdoor tennis courts, and complete renovation to the softball
field. These changes have taken place over the past few weeks,
along with a number of small maintenance items within Williams
"I am excited to see our facility improvements,"said
McPhail. "These efforts will help us recruit and retain the type of
Lees-McRae student-athlete that will allow us the strong tradition
we have in intercollegiate athletics."
Within Williams Gymnasium, a number of locker room facilities
have received facelifts, as well as the main athletics office.
The softball complex is the most notable, with a new windscreen
along the outfield fence, a newly constructed wall along the base
of the backstop, and new bullpen and hitting cage. Future plans
include the move of the press box directly behind home plate.
Lees-McRae College, located in Banner Elk, N.C., is affiliated
with the Presbyterian Church, USA and is a NCAA Division II member
of Conference Carolinas which is comprised of 11 colleges and
universities in North Carolina and South Carolina.