Athletics News

Summer Improvements

Facilities continue to make improvements at LMU.
Facilities continue to make improvements at LMU.

July 15, 2005

Los Angeles, CA (July 15) - The Loyola Marymount University Athletics Department has made a commitment to the development and enhancement of its facilities in the last several years and this summer will be no different.

Three major projects have already or will begin this summer as LMU athletics continues to provide the best in venues for its fans and student-athletes. The biggest of the projects is a new softball field. Construction has begun and information on the new field will be released soon. The highlight to the facility will be the "park-like" areas for fans to watch the Lions in action.

The new softball field comes after one of the most successful softball seasons in LMU history. The Lions finished the season 34-20, winning the Pacific Coast Softball Conference and advancing to the program's first ever NCAA tournament.

The softball field will be rotated from its former location so that home plate will be in the corner where Page Stadium and Sullivan Field meet at Pride Park. Behind the centerfield fence will be the Lions' second major construction project, a golf short game center. The practice facility for the LMU men's golf team will include a putting green and chipping area. Also in the same location will be hitting tunnels for the softball team.

The third project will be a joint venture with the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center. The facility will turn the northwest corner of the pool deck into a relaxation area for fans attending LMU events for water polo and swimming and the members of the Burns Recreation Center. The area will include a grass lounge area, build-in seating, a student-athlete recognition wall and brick walkway similar to pride park, new storage locations and an area to barbeque.

Information on the donors who made these projects possible will be released in the next couple of weeks. For more information on all of the enhancements going on with LMU athletics facilities, go to the "Building Champions" webpage.

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