Granderson visits site of future baseball stadium

Curtis Granderson and Coach Mike Dee

Curtis Granderson, left, and Coach Mike Dee. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services

Curtis Granderson — UIC alumnus, former Flames baseball standout and current New York Yankees centerfielder — and Flames baseball coach Mike Dee paid a visit Tuesday to the site of Granderson’s namesake project, a new UIC baseball stadium.

Granderson donated funds for the sports facility, which will be home for the UIC team and a youth initiative in partnership with Major League Baseball, Chicago Public Schools and area organizations.

Granderson was on campus this week to film a video promoting his Grand Kids Youth Academy at UIC.

“UIC is my second home and I love getting a chance to be here as often as I can,” he said.