Groundbreaking of New Westminster Athletic Fields

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College began the much-anticipated construction of new athletic fields last week, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Complex.

The new fields include the UPMC Sports Complex, which will serve as home to the Westminster men's and women's lacrosse and soccer programs, and the new softball and baseball fields. The UPMC Sports Complex will also include the west-end existing tennis courts, which will be expanded and refurbished at a later date. The construction is all part of the Titan Corridor plan.

"We are grateful for UPMC's commitment to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves and for this sponsorship that will make such a difference on our campus," Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson said during the sponsorship announcement. "The UPMC Sports Complex will further the Titan tradition of competitive athletics and will offer recreational opportunities for all our students."

UPMC and Westminster agreed to a 10-year sponsorship of the UPMC Sports Complex in October of 2019. The UPMC Sports Complex will not only benefit soccer, lacrosse and tennis student-athletes, but it will also be used by other groups such as intramural sports and summer camp-goers.

"As the number of student-athletes on our campus continues to increase, so does our need to improve and expand our athletic facilities," said Westminster Athletic Director Jim Dafler. "This phase in the Titan Corridor construction is a huge step in helping us meet the needs of all our student-athletes."

All of the fields are scheduled for 2020 Fall completion.

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