Attracting top-level recruits is a challenge faced by collegiate athletic programs across the nation. A new stadium for Jacksonville University’s football and lacrosse programs will provide functional and aesthetic enhancements to support an exciting student and spectator experience. The Dolphins football program is a member of the Pioneer Football League while lacrosse competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
A phased design plan will spread out construction, allow for potential expansion options and ease budget constraints for the project. Phase one of the project will break ground this winter and include a 4,500 permanent-seat structure and VIP Suite / Press Box. The facility will provide a freshly landscaped east side highlighted by berm seating and standing areas for 2,500 spectators. “Having a first-class venue like this on campus will allow us to reach the next level in the talent of student-athletes we recruit,” said Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Guy Van Arsdale. “We are extremely appreciative of the support given by our donors for this project and thankful to have a top-rate facility that will showcase their commitment to our athletic programs.”
Phase two will address future demands of an additional 500 seats and an administrative building with offices, team meeting and equipment rooms, locker rooms, a strength and conditioning center and sports medicine center.
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