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Facility Friday: Mercyhurst University, High School Projects

Jason Scott

Mercyhurst University announced renovations to the Mercyhurst Athletic Center. The renovations are part of the Laker for Life Campaign, which began two years ago and raised in excess of $10 million to fund new athletics facilities. The MAC, which hosts basketball, volleyball and wrestling, will be renovated with a new playing surface, new seating and video scoreboards. A stage will also be removed from the facility, and the court rotated 90 degrees. — GoErie.com

Alma Center Lincoln (Wis.) High School will receive a new $3.9 million athletics complex after voters in the district approved a referendum on Tuesday. Plans call for a new rubberized track surface, a new sod football field, a new scoreboard, concessions and grandstands for up to 500 fans. The project is expected to break ground this summer, and be completed in time for the 2022 football season. — WQOW.com

Mississippi lawmakers have allocated $250,000 to launch a feasibility study into building Jackson State University a new on-campus football stadium. While just the first step in the process, the study could lead to the school building a new state-of-the-art facility to replace Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, which was built in 1950. — WLBT.com

Granada (Calif.) High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new aquatics and athletics facility. The $16 million project includes such amenities as a new weight room, a wrestling room, a dance and recreation room and an outdoor pool. The project was completed last fall, but the ribbon cutting was postponed amid the pandemic. — IndependentNews.com

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