Western Washington University has just announced that alumnus Scott Harrington and his family have donated $1 million to a project to build a new multipurpose athletic field.
The $4.6 million project will create an artificial-turf field that will be the new home for Western’s NCAA Division II men’s and women’s soccer teams. It also will be an important resource for Western recreation programs.
Here’s a description of the new Robert S. Harrington Field from Western.
The two Fairhaven fields on south campus near the tennis courts and softball field will be graded to one level, large, dividable turf field. The project will include a scoreboard, team benches and scorer’s tables, storage, spectator seating, restrooms and team facilities/locker rooms. In addition, the field will include an extension to enable concurrent and multi-recreational uses such as lacrosse and rugby.
The project is expected to be completed by November 2013.
The Bellingham Herald will follow this story on Wednesday, May 23.
Click here to read the announcement from Western.