Baseball fields to be turned into $150 million on-campus housing


Will Moon - The State Hornet

Sacramento State announced Tuesday it would turn the McAuliffe Baseball Fields into a $150 million on-campus housing project that would hold 1,100 students. Construction is set to begin in the middle of 2019.

Thomas Frey, news editor

The McAuliffe Baseball Fields, located at the corner of College Town Drive and State University Drive, will be turned into on-campus housing for approximately 1,100 students beginning in mid-2019, according to a Tuesday Sacramento State press release.

Construction is projected to be completed in 2021. Once completed, the school will have on-campus housing available for approximately 3,200 students.

University Enterprises, Inc. is acquiring the 11-acre property for $2,274,223 in a 10-year lease-purchase agreement and it will be financing the property, according to the press release.

As part of the agreement, the baseball fields must be duplicated on city-owned land at the Army Depot East Park before the new apartment-style housing can begin construction

“The total project costs are projected to be approximately $150 million,” said UEI Director of Marketing Services Angela Rader via email. “The replacement ballpark projects costs are approximately $5 million.”