Merrimack Athletics

Recent Campaign Includes Plans For New Stadium, Athletic District

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.

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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.

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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.

You can follow Mike on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN and you can follow the site @TheMackReports.


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