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From the Ground Up: U.S. Baseball Training Center

4400 N. 19th St., Ozark

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Owner/developer: U.S. Baseball League LLC
General contractor: Rich Kramer Construction Inc.
Architect: R.E. Werner Architect LLC
Engineers: CJW Transportation Consultants LLC, civil; Thomas Edelman, PE, structural; and Crocker Consulting Engineers Inc., mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 23,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $1.5 million
Lender: WND
Estimated completion: Sept. 15
Project description: Adjacent to the U.S. Baseball League park along U.S. Highway 65 in Ozark, crews began work in April for an indoor training center. Plans call for a full-size high school infield for teams to practice year-round; 14 retractable batting cages with portable mounds; analytics technology, such as trajectory and velocity management systems Rapsodo and HitTrax; a weight room and fitness area; and retail space for baseball products and apparel manufacturer Marucci Sports. U.S. Baseball renovated the long-vacant Price Cutter Park baseball stadium to launch in mid-2016. While hosting multiple league games, including the Drury University Panthers and the Show Me Collegiate League, officials have said park attendance exceeded 100,000 last year. The complex will host the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Baseball Championships starting in 2021.


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