Metropolitan State University of Denver, Stephen Jordan, Roadrunners, Joan McDermott

Metro State to build new $12M sports facility

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An artists rendering of MSU's new $12 million sports complex (Photo: Metro State University of Denver).

An artists rendering of MSU's new $12 million sports complex (Photo: Metro State University of Denver).

DENVER — Metropolitan State University of Denver announced plans Monday to build a $12 million sports facility that will be the new home of its baseball, softball and soccer teams.

The facility will be built south of the Colfax Avenue viaduct adjacent to Shoshone Street and east of Interstate 25.

“The site for the facility once held various fuel, food and cold-storage facilities via rail line, which will require some environmental cleanup as part of the development,”  said university spokesman AndySchlichting.

Construction for the 12.5 acre complex is planned to start in January 2013, Schlichting said.

The complex will feature eight tennis courts, baseball, softball and soccer fields and locker rooms.

“The complex will provide a new home for Roadrunner athletic events as well as academic programs,” said Metro State president Stephen Jordan. “This will continue the physical transformation underway on our campus and is the kind of facility that our students and student-athletes deserve.”

“We have been talking about this facility for a number of years,” said Joan McDermott, Director of Athletics. “This will be a first-class facility for our athletic programs and we can’t wait to see the project underway.”

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