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Pace Names Design Build Team For Athletics Facilities

Pace University announces design team and upcoming renovation designs for the athletics department in Pleasantville.
Pace University announces design team and upcoming renovation designs for the athletics department in Pleasantville. Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. --  Pace University has announced that Andron Construction and OSports will be the design build team for the athletics department component of the master plan for the revitalization of the Pleasantville campus.

Andron will handle construction management, and OSports will provide architectural and engineering services.

The athletics department component of the Pleasantville master plan includes the renovation of Peter X. Finnerty Field with a turf surface and lights for night games. Finnerty Field is home for the Pace baseball team and will become the game field for the newly formed women’s field hockey program.

Pace Field, currently the home field for Pace football and men’s lacrosse will be renovated to a synthetic surface with lights, about 1,000 seats and a new press box.

The new field will be the home for the Pace football, women’s soccer, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse teams. Other athletics-related improvements include the creation of a new softball field behind Dyson Hall to replace the field currently on the Briarcliff campus and construction of a varsity field house with locker rooms, administrative offices, a varsity weight room, sports medicine training facilities and a VIP room overlooking the field.

In addition to the athletic facilities, the master plan includes construction of new residence halls, an expansion of the Morris and Janet Kessel Student Center, relocation of the Pace Environmental Center to an expanded site of the campus and an overall reorientation of the campus to a pedestrian-friendly design.

The announcement of the design build team for the Pace athletics facilities comes as the department prepares to induct its 50th member into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, March 28, beginning at 6 p.m.