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Medaille College on Monday officially confirmed that it will be the anchor tenant of the planned new $4 million athletic complex that is now being developed by developer Jon M. Williams at the former Buffalo Color site on Elk and Lee streets in Buffalo.
The new facility, dubbed the Medaille Sports Complex at Buffalo Color Park, will become the school's home field for practices and competition, primarily for its men's and women's soccer and lacrosse teams.
That meets a critical need for the small school, whose teams currently practice at a public field while playing their games at competitors' facilities because they have nothing of their own.
Medaille has now signed a multiyear lease for the new facility. Terms were not disclosed.
Williams' South Buffalo Development is creating the new facility on about 6 acres of land, with a 26,400-square-foot indoor field house at 427 Elk as well as an outdoor athletic turf field - measuring 300 feet by 300 feet - at 85 Lee. It's aimed at high school, college or adult leagues, with Medaille as the lead occupant.
Plans by architects at Carmina Wood Morris also include offices, classrooms, locker rooms, restrooms, storage space and concessions, as well as a 61-space parking lot, with the capacity to add another 50 spaces if needed.
Site work is already underway. Construction of the indoor facility will begin soon.
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