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Award will be handed out Feb. 10 in Dublin, Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Opening in 2009 after receiving a $5.9 million facelift, Buckeye Field saw the Ohio State softball team post an 18-2 home ledger en route to a record-setting season last year. Now, the stadium is garnering awards of its own.

On Tuesday, the Ohio Masonry Association announced its 2010 award-winning projects with Ohio State’s Buckeye Field receiving the “Sports Complex Merit Design Award.”

The Ohio State University and the architectural firm GBBN Architects won the award for outstanding design project utilizing masonry units.

The award will be handed out at the OMA Awards Banquet Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.

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The new 1,500-seat stadium includes indoor and outdoor batting cages, a three-plate bullpen, 650-square foot press box, player clubhouse and locker room, new dugouts, coaches and umpires locker room and a concession area.