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On morning of Arkansas opener, Florida unveils plans for new baseball stadium

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas' series at No. 2 Florida this weekend will be the Razorbacks' final one scheduled at McKethan Stadium, the Gators' home for the past 68 years.

On the cusp of its biggest home series of the season, Florida officials officially released renderings Friday of a new home ballpark that is expected to open by 2020. The yet-to-be-named ballpark will cost around $50 million and have an overall capacity of 10,000, including around 5,000 chairback seats, according to a release. Construction will begin sometime this fall.

Florida had tentatively announced plans for a new park after winning the College World Series for the first time last year.