Stetson University begins work on $7 million athletics complex

Stetson University in the US state of Florida has commenced construction work on a $6.7 million athletics complex, which will include a Field House and four playing fields.

The 25,000 square feet Field House will feature a strength-and-conditioning centre, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, athletic training facilities and meeting rooms. The fields will include new lighting and irrigation. Parking will be constructed at the Field House and at the east end of the new fields.

The facility will be constructed on eight acres bound by North Amelia, East Minnesota, North Garfield and East University avenues on the DeLand campus, a site already used for Stetson sports and recreation.

BACE Construction will be the general contractor for the new athletics complex, and the architect is Carter Architecture, DeLand. Others involved in the project include civil engineer Boyer Singleton, DeLand, and playing-field designer Brown and Cullen, Gainesville.

Construction is expected to continue through August 2012. A second phase, to include another practice field for soccer and lacrosse, is planned for the future. The project is slated to be completed by 2013.