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Averett Breaks Ground for Daly Field


April 24, 2014



Averett University is excited to announce that today it broke ground for its next capital campaign project – its new football and soccer field at the North Campus. While the remaining funding is still being raised for a new stadium complex, the University wants to put in a new field before competition resumes in the fall. Daly Field will have the newest generation of synthetic field turf and lights and should be completed no later than the first of August.

The University needs an additional $850,000 to complete the entire stadium complex which will include new stands, a new press box, president's suite, coach's offices, concessions and restrooms. The stadium will be named in honor of President Emeritus Dr. Frank R. Campbell, who served as Averett's president for 17 years. With the addition of a new stadium complex, the University plans to expand its athletics offerings in the future.

Thanks to several donors, including the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust, the Philip N. Daly & Frances K. Daly Charitable Lead Unitrust, JT-Minnie Maude Charitable Trust, former Trustee Richard Wright and his wife Jean, the University is able to start the project. Selected to work on the project was English Construction.

The University hopes that the expansion of its sports facilities will help it serve the needs of the surrounding community by providing additional summer sports camps and forging new partnerships with the city and county Parks and Recreation leagues as well as other community and local school sports programs.

This is the second construction project that is being undertaken at the North Campus this spring. Already under construction is a new batting facility — Frank Fulton Indoor Batting Facility — for the baseball team that was made possible thanks to a $200,000 anonymous gift.