Northfield, Vt. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Norwich University will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Sabine Field renovation on Friday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.
The ceremony will be held in front of the historic Sabine Field gate and then a reception will immediately follow at 5:30 p.m. in Plumley Armory.
Plans for the renovation include: a new grandstand and media box; an all-year surface to be used by multiple sports as well as the Corps of Cadets; lights to extend hours of use; a new plaza between Plumley Armory and Sabine Field, and a new scoreboard.
Pending permitting and final fundraising construction is scheduled to begin late this fall, after the final Norwich football game of the season is played on the field.
The total cost of the project is estimated at over $5 million, and the renovation is scheduled to be completed in time for fall 2013.
"The renovations to Sabine Field will have a tremendous impact on the University and our athletic programs,” said Norwich University Director of Athletics Tony Mariano. “This renovated facility will allow our coaches to showcase our athletic facilities, which will help greatly in the recruiting process. This facility will also enable the general student body to participate in intramural, club and physical fitness activities and will make Norwich one of the leading Division III schools in the East. We are very excited about this project and cannot wait until our students can utilize it.”
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). http://www.norwich.edu