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OSU Baseball Stadium To Bear Name of Cecil O’Brate, Open in 2020

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Oklahoma State’s ambitious $60 million dollar baseball stadium officially has a name.

It was announced by OSU on Thursday that the first-class diamond and the ballpark that will house it will bear the name of Cecil O’Brate, who gave $35 million towards the cause. OSU’s stadium will be called: “O’Brate Stadium.”

“OSU has always had a special place in my heart,” O’Brate said. “My time at what was then Oklahoma A&M provided a strong foundation for the successes I have achieved over the years. I am honored to give back to the university that gave me my start 70 years ago. When I look at OSU today, I see a university that continues to enrich and inspire students. These students will carry the traditions and heart of OSU out into the world. For that reason, I am proud to give to OSU and the new generations of Cowboys. Go Pokes.”

OSU’s stadium, as has long been the plan since its announcement earlier this year, is on target to open in 2020. Josh Holliday seems pretty fired up about it — and with good reason.

“This is a dream come true,” said OSU baseball coach Josh Holliday. “This facility allows us to attract the very best players from Oklahoma and from around the nation. We are thankful to Mr. O’Brate for giving us the opportunity to offer our players and loyal fans the most amazing college baseball experience in the country. Our program has a very proud history and this facility allows us to create new traditions that will help us as we build for the future.”

Here’s a look at Holliday, Holder, and O’Brate via Bruce Waterfield of OSU Athletics.

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And here’s a look at some of the early renderings on what to expect from the new complex. It’s going to be legitimately world-class.

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