Facility Friday: UMaine Master Plan, ICCU Arena and More

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The University of Maine released a master plan allocating $110 million to transform its athletic facilities. All 17 varsity programs will be included in the plan, which calls for construction of the UMaine Multipurpose Center to house the men’s and women’s basketball programs; new synthetic turf fields for women’s soccer, field hockey and softball; a new turf surface at Mahaney Diamond and upgrades to the Mahaney Clubhouse; renovations to Memorial Gymnasium and Wallace Pool; expansion of the shawn Walsh Hockey Center and more. — GoBlackbears.com

The University of Illinois announced it received a $350,000 gift to support the construction of the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center. The $8 million, 26,000-square-foot facility will include training and support space. The training space will encompass an entire baseball infield, with ceiling netting for hitting and pitching practice. The project is slated for completion in Spring of 2022. — FightingIllini.com

Mira Costa (Calif.) High School unveiled a $39 million athletics complex. The gym has seating for 2,500, and provides two weight training areas, a wrestling room, classrooms, offices, athletic training areas and a Hall of Fame. The facility will enable the school to host Southern Section championships in basketball, volleyball and wrestling. — Los Angeles Times 

The University of Idaho’s Idaho Central Credit Union Arena is nearing completion. The $51 million facility, 67,000-square-foot facility will host the school’s basketball programs and campus events. Construction is expected to be completed this fall. — UIArgonaut.com

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