Transylvania University will dedicate its $10 million, 10-acre athletic fields on Fourth Street on Saturday, ushering in what officials say is a new day for athletics and the school overall.
The project features an 860-seat stadium with an eight-lane track that encloses a new artificial turf field that can be used for soccer and lacrosse. The complex also features an 18,000-foot athletics center with offices, training rooms and locker rooms.
Transy recently added men's and women's lacrosse, and the new fields will also allow much more recruitment for Division III track and field, said Mike Vetter, who heads up special projects for Transy. The school will also be able to expand intramural and recreational sports at the site.
Vetter said Transy will be working on partnerships with other schools along Fourth Street, including the new Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus on one side and the new Providence Montessori Middle School on the other.
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"This whole area is really going to be taking shape," Vetter said.