Press Release

MARION, AL – On Thursday, Aug. 31 at 3:00 pm, Marion Military Institute (MMI) conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Softball Press Box, the newest addition to the college’s athletic facilities. This brand-new structure will consist of two stories containing restrooms, concessions, offices and a media press area, creating one central hub for the softball program. These new amenities will add to the already outstanding MMI Athletics experience.

Designed by LIVE Design Group of Birmingham, the project will move forward with general contractor Harper Brothers Construction of Tuscaloosa with a completion date set for late January 2024.

“LIVE Design Group is very proud to partner with Marion Military Institute. We are confident that these new facilities will be a catalyst for athletic excellence for many years to come,” said Grant Wright, Project Architect.

MMI Athletic Director Dr. Michelle Ivey thanked several supporters for getting this project off the ground: “On behalf of the MMI Athletic Department and the Lady Tigers softball program, I would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. George Rapier for his generous gift that has made this new building possible. Colonel Mollahan (President) and Suzanne McKee (Vice-President for Advancement) have made this project a priority, and it is evident that both have the best interests of the student-athletes in min. Special thanks to them and their leadership throughout this process and across our campus community.”

In addition to MMI staff, faculty, coaches and softball players, special guests in attendance for the groundbreaking ceremony included Grant Wright, architect, and Victor Harper, contractor.