Sept. 28, 2010
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Stony Brook N.Y. - Stony Brook University is building a new state-of-the-art outdoor track & field facility that will serve as the home of the Seawolves men’s & women’s outdoor track & field programs as well as a practice site for the men’s & women’s lacrosse, men’s & women’s soccer and football teams. Construction on the unnamed facility is in progress with most of the site set for completion by Dec. 1.
“This is another great step for our athletic program,” Director of Athletics Jim Fiore said. “This new venue will continue to help our championship program attract some of the finest track & field athletes from across the country and internationally, while also providing our field sports a high quality practice facility which will give Stony Brook the opportunity to make a significant impact at the conference, regional and national levels.”
The new facility, designed by Clough, Harbor and Associates (CHA) and Paige Design Group, and to be built by the LandTek Group, will sit on the grounds of the previous track on the west side of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
The 225’x 360’ field will help alleviate the practice schedule needs for Stony Brook's men’s & women’s lacrosse, men’s & women’s soccer and football teams, who all currently use LaValle Stadium for both practice and game competition. The surface is expected to be ready for use in spring 2011.
The NCAA regulation track will be the final piece of the facility to be constructed. The track surface will be laid down in the spring, allowing for the outdoor track & field program to host home meets against some of the best teams in the Northeast beginning in the 2011-12 season.
“It is an exciting time for the past, present and future members of the Stony Brook Track & Field/Cross Country programs,” head coach Andy Ronan said. “We are thrilled about the construction of the new track facility as it will allow us to develop into a more complete track program. Our sprinters, jumpers and throwers will now have the same opportunity as our middle distance and cross country athletes to develop into conference, regional and NCAA champions.”