NEW WILMINGTON – Westminster College began construction on highly anticipated new sports grounds last week, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) sports complex.
The new fields include the UPMC Sports Complex, which will house Westminster’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s soccer programs, and the new softball and baseball fields. The UPMC Sports Complex will also include the existing western tennis courts, which will be expanded and redeveloped at a later date. Construction is 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 which will make such a difference on our campus,” said Westminster College President, on Dr Kathy Brittain Richardson, at the sponsorship announcement. “The UPMC Sports Complex will advance the Titan tradition of competitive athletics and provide recreational opportunities for all of our students. “
UPMC and Westminster agreed to a 10-year sponsorship of the UPMC Sports Complex in October 2019. The UPMC Sports Complex will not only benefit student football, lacrosse and tennis athletes, but it will also benefit will also be used by other groups such as intramural sports. and summer campers.
“As the number of student-athletes on our campus continues to grow, so does our need to improve and expand our sports facilities,” said Jim Dafler, Westminster Sports Director. “This phase of the construction of the Titan Corridor is an important step in helping us meet the needs of all of our student-athletes. “
All fields are slated for completion by fall 2020.
For information on Westminster College sports, visit westminster.edu.