German American Bank Funds UE Baseball Improvements

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Rendering of German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium. (rendering courtesy University of Evansville) Rendering of German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium. (rendering courtesy University of Evansville)

The home of the University of Evansville baseball team will undergo renovations after a financial commitment from German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC). The Jasper-based bank's funding will result in a new name for the university's baseball stadium: German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium. 

Included in the renovation will be a new Astroturf field, padded walls throughout the field with new fence lines down the first and third base lines, along with dugout and bullpen refurbishment and a new LED scoreboard. 

Former UE Head Baseball Coach Jim Brownlee said the program has progressed since he coached from 1980-2002. "I think back to 1979 when we did not have dugouts and the worst playing surface in America!  We have come a long way in 40 years!"

Renovations are expected to take 2 to 3 months to complete, with a groundbreaking in the early fall. A dedication will be held later this year. 

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