Merrimack will break ground on its new stadium and athletic district on June 9. This past December, a new stadium was included in the college’s “Together for Good” fundraising campaign. The college will send out more information on the ground-breaking ceremony in the coming days.
The project will include a new multi-sport stadium for football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, field hockey and track and field. The stadium features a synthetic playing surface with an eight-lane, 400-meter track (track and field current practices off campus). The stadium will also seat 2,500 people.
Along with the new stadium, the existing Martone-Mejail Field will also be revamped for men’s and women’s soccer. The current field turf will be replaced and upgraded and one corner of the field will be expanded for softball use in the spring. The softball field will include permanent dugouts, a new backstop, bullpens and a batting cage.
The project also includes improvements to the Warrior Baseball Diamond, adding drainage, irrigation, a rebuilt field and team amenities.--
Mike McMahon has covered Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune since 2006 and he also has been a senior writer at College Hockey News since 2005.
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