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Track and Field Facility

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This vital outdoor track and artificial turf field will serve as a home to our track and field student-athletes. The planned facility includes an all-weather, eight-lane track with an artificial field in the center to provide needed playing space for varsity and club sports, as well as lighting, restrooms and fencing.

Albright’s men’s and women’s track and field teams, led by Coach Deneen Ebling, have had much success over the years, despite the lack of a facility to serve as their home. In July 2017, the College acquired the David Crystal building as the future site of a new track and field facility. Continuing that work will demonstrate our commitment to the success of our student-athletes and greatly enhance the attractiveness of the College to prospective students.

Health and wellness are valued at Albright College, as is the College’s connection to the community. In addition to providing opportunities to host events and  competitions, this new facility will enable area residents to use the facility for wellness activities through Albright’s Schumo Center for Fitness & Well-Being. Future phases are dependent on donor contributions and will move forward only as gifts are received.

photo of sprinterKEY FEATURES

Eight-lane all-weather track
Artificial turf field
Lighting
Hurdles
Scoreboard
Fully automatic timing system
Perimeter and interior fencing
Restrooms
Public address system
110-meter straight-away extension
Throwing cases for discus and hammer throw
Steeplechase all-weather lane and water pit
All-weather high jump apron
All-weather pole vault runway and pits (2)
All-weather long jump/triple jump runways
with sand pits and removable coverings (2)
All-weather javelin runway

 

CONSTRUCTION PHASE*

Phase 1: Building & Land Acquisition – Complete, July 2017
Phase 2: Building demolition – Complete, Jan. 2019$95,000
Phase 3: Engineering, planning, and permits – 9 mos.
(Site evaluations and detailed costs will be provided after phase 3)
$305,000
Phase 4: Site preparation: grading, storm water, curbs, sidewalk installation, utilities, fencing (6 mos)$2,400,000
Phase 5: Construction of track, turf infield, scoreboard, seating, field lighting and restrooms (9 mos)$3,200,000
Total Planning and Construction Cost$6,000,000

*Construction estimates provided by David M. Settle, AIA, Aurora Architecture as of July 2018.