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Construction on Merrimack Stadium Continues to Progress

The new stadium project at Merrimack College is progressing. The field turf has been installed at the new stadium and at the existing stadium. Over the course of the next few weeks, seating will be installed at the new stadium.

Headlining the project is the construction of the stadium complex with a multipurpose field turf surface and eight-lane track that will become the new home to the Merrimack College field hockey, football, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse and women’s and men’s track & field programs.

Additionally, all current outdoor athletic facilities – including Martone-Mejail Field and the Warrior Baseball Diamond – will be redeveloped for the Merrimack College men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball teams.

The new stadium will provide permanent seating for a capacity of 2,500 – with a mixture of chairback and bleacher-style seating – overlooking a turf surface that will include lighting structures. Additional spectator areas will push overall capacity to over 4,000.

Affixed atop the stadium will be a press box, as well as luxury suites and coaches’ suites.  The complex will include a new sound system, as well as a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The facility will also include an eight-lane, 400-meter track that will surround the field, with all field events being incorporated within the facility as well.

The project will also include a complete revamping of Martone-Mejail Field, which had been the only turf field on campus. The synthetic turf surface will be replaced and a portion of the field will be repurposed for the incorporation of a softball diamond, which will become the new home of the Merrimack College softball team. As part of the softball team’s relocation, permanent dugouts will be constructed, as well as a new bullpen area.

Warrior Baseball Diamond, meanwhile, will be rebuilt, while new dugouts and bullpens will be constructed. New drainage and irrigation will be installed underneath the field.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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