IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team has reached an agreement with Missouri State to play a March 14 neutral-field contest at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. The game will begin at 4 p.m. (CT).
Completed just this winter, the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy is a 40,000-square-foot indoor training facility, coupled with four state-of-the-art diamonds at Parade Park near the legendary 18th and Vine District. The Academy’s goal is to serve approximately 800-1,000 youth per year, ages 6-18, providing free, year-round baseball and softball instruction and play, including hosting tournaments, coaching clinics and skills camps.
The Academy also aims to provide youth with access to tutoring programs, college prep classes, college and career fairs, financial literacy and internship programs, courses teaching math through the use of baseball statistics and MLB industry alternative career workshops. Youth will also have opportunities to be involved in drug resistance and gang-prevention programs and healthy lifestyle classes.
Visit http://www.royalsurbanyouthacademy.com/ for more information.
Admission to the Iowa-Missouri State matchup will be free and open to the public. Additional details about the contest will be available on hawkeyesports.com as they are finalized.
Iowa’s 2018 schedule now features a total of 54 games, including 27 home dates and matchups against five different 2017 NCAA Tournament teams. Fans can purchase their baseball season tickets through the Iowa Athletics Ticket Office at 800-IA-HAWKS or at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.
The Hawkeyes open their season Feb. 16, traveling to Kissimmee, Florida, for the Diamond 9 Sunshine State Classic. Iowa faces Toledo in its regular-season opener.