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Facility Friday: UPenn Track, North Texas Indoor Facility and More

Jason Scott

The University of Pennsylvania launched a $44 million fundraising initiative to fund a new indoor track and field facility. To be named the Jane and David Ott Center for Track & Field upon completion, the 63,000-square-foot facility will feature a six-lane, 200-meter banked track; an eight-lane sprint track; dedicated field event areas; and spectator seating. It’s expected to be completed by 2022. — Press release

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The University of North Texas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it’s Lovelace & McNatt Families Practice Facility. The $16 million facility features a full-sized football field with an additional 10 yards beyond one end zone, a recruiting lounge and track lanes. The facility is the third largest such in the state. — Denton Record-Chronicle 

Spalding University in Louisville, Ky., celebrated the grand opening of a new 7.3-acre on-campus Athletic Complex this week. The facility is host to the school’s men’s and women’s soccer and softball programs, and includes two synthetic turf soccer fields, a softball field and lighting. The new facility could pave the way for the Division III school to launch a lacrosse program in the near future. — WLKY.com

Marshall University held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new baseball stadium. The 3,500-seat venue is set to begin construction this spring, and a grand opening is slated for March 2021. — HerdZone.com

The University of Oklahoma’s board of regents this week approved the hiring of a construction manager to begin work on a new softball facility and renovations for the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center. — OUDaily.com

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