First Look: J.B. & Johnelle Hunt Baseball Development Center
We invite you to join us for a virtual tour of the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center. Although, still under construction beyond the right field fence at Baum-Walker Stadium, you can take a first look at what will be the new Home of the Razorback Baseball when it opens in the Summer 2021.
The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center, an approximately 49,000 square foot baseball performance facility, will provide student-athletes with an improved and expanded locker room, team meeting room, strength and conditioning center, training room, nutrition center, student-athlete pitching and development lab and an in-venue batting tunnel. The Norm DeBriyn Champions Lobby will feature numerous historical displays and interactive content showcasing the history of Razorback Baseball.
The facility is being constructed in the right field corner of Baum-Walker Stadium, connecting it with the current west concourse and providing new premium viewing areas for games. It will also include a tunnel to connect the facility with the first base dugout.
The $27 million J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center is being funded entirely by athletic revenues, gifts and bond proceeds from a bond issue. No university funds, state funds or student fees will be required to complete the project. The facility was approved for construction in June 2019 by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.
The addition of the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center will be the latest in a series of renovations and additions to Baum-Walker Stadium which first opened in 1996. In April 2018, Baum-Walker Stadium was ranked as the best collegiate ballpark in the nation by Baseball America.