As part of Merrimack’s ongoing Together For Good fundraising campaign, renderings have been released for part of what would be a new athletic district on the Merrimack campus. The campaign is raising funds for multiple areas across the college. Athletically, funds are being raised to build a new stadium as well as re-positioning and re-working most of the college’s existing outdoor fields.
According to the Together For Good portion of the Merrimack College website, about $6 million is needed for the athletic improvements.
The athletic investments would include:
— A new stadium and track. The stadium would seat 2,500 fans and include a multipurpose 400-meter eight-lane track.
— Construction would include new concession areas, locker rooms and athletic offices for teams closer to the stadium
— Redeveloping 350,000 square feet of land to create three fields.
— The softball field, according to lines on the above rendering, would be part of Martone-Mejail Field. There is also lines for a proposed season bubble on the outfield of the baseball field.
The college says on the website: “These new athletic spaces will support our goal of becoming a Division 1 institution, help us meet demand from our expanding enrollment, and serve as a resource for the campus, our fans and surrounding community.”
In total, the Together For Good campaign is aiming to raise $50 million. As of today (12/16/16), the website states that $35 million has been raised.--
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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