Grand Opening For SIU Baseball Stadium Pushed Back

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 CARBONDALE -- The winter weather delayed the opening of Richard "itchy" Jones Stadium.

The first pitch was set to be thrown out on Friday night, when SIU's baseball team plays host to Northern Illinois. 

The three game series will still be played. However, the venue has been moved to Rent One Park in Marion. Friday's game is set to begin at 2:00 pm.

Construction on SIU's new ballpark is moving forward and should be completed by the time S-U returns to its home turf on March 14th.
 
The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is set to be held on Thursday, March 13th at 3:00 pm.
 
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