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Ball State University closes in on $20.6M campaign projects

Ball State University has approved architectural renderings for the final two athletic projects of its $20.6 million capital campaign.

The university's board of trustees approved plans Friday for the Early Yestingsmeier Golf Center and a 19,000-square-foot addition to Worthen Arena, The Star Press (http://tspne.ws/2jZ3DsM ) reported.

The indoor golf facility will feature two hitting bays for four players, a hitting simulator bay, a putting and chipping area, locker and restroom facilities for the women's and men's golf teams, a meeting room, team lounge and club repair room.

"The indoor golf facility is a dream come true," women's golf coach Katherine Mowat said in a statement. "I am so thankful and appreciative of so many people who played a part in getting to this point - campaign directors, donors, athletic directors, architects and Ball State staff. This building will help our student-athletes reach new levels with their golf games, as we will have access to the best technology the game has to offer and a place to practice any day of the year, regardless of weather."

It's scheduled to be completed between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.

The $6.4 million arena addition, called the Don Shondell Practice Center, will include two full-size basketball courts, meeting rooms and study rooms for men's and women's volleyball and basketball players.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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