Facility Friday: JMU Convocation Center, Penn State Field Hockey Facilities, MiLB Stadium

2021 10 07

James Madison Athletics initiated a new era impacting 200 student-athletes across eight sport programs with the completed renovation of the JMU Convocation Center in August. The renovation transformed the structure of over 110,000 square feet into the new varsity competition space for volleyball (capacity 1,118, and expandable), with an alternate configuration for three practice courts, as well as training space for indoor track & field. In addition, the Convo has been outfitted with locker rooms, coaches' offices, academic advising, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, equipment services and meeting rooms for the sports of cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball and track & field (indoor and outdoor). (JMU

Penn State continues to make progress on a $12.8 million renovation project to the Penn State Field Hockey Complex which includes upgrades and improvements to the home and visiting team dressing areas, a locker room space of officials, ticket office, public restrooms and concession areas. Press and media boxes and a television broadcast booth will be added to the venue as will a multi-purpose hospitality room and an area for field storage. The stadium and press levels will include 1,200 bench seats. (StateCollege.com)

In less than two years, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers MLB team, currently known as the Down East Wood Ducks right now, is expected to make their debut in downtown Spartanburg. Renderings from a presentation put together by the City of Spartanburg, the Johnson Group, and OneSpartanburg Inc. were released by an anonymous source involved in the process on Wednesday. (WSPA)

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