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Salisbury University holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Stadium


SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury University is set to host a celebratory groundbreaking on a new $19 million Sea Gull Stadium during Homecoming and Family weekend.

According to SU, the event will take place on Wayne Street on Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the current stadium.

Dr. Michael Vienna, director of athletics and campus recreation, talks about why this new stadium is needed.

“As a Division III school, Salisbury University does not offer athletics scholarships,” Vienna said. “What attracts students, and student-athletes, first is the excellent education they will receive here. Secondly, student-athletes want to play for skilled coaches ­– and we have some of the best. The third piece of the puzzle is that talented student-athletes want to play in good facilities. Once constructed, the new stadium finally will more closely resemble the overall quality of the academic buildings on main campus.”

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and Athletics Director Michael Vienna will unveil the design and plans for the new facility. The University says the new stadium will be used by the football, field hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse teams.

The $19 million project is the University's largest athletics-related project in at least a quarter century.

“Our coaches need this new stadium to recruit and retain the best and the brightest student-athletes,” Vienna said. “This is the largest athletics construction project in recent University history and most certainly in my 25 years here.”

SGA's Homecoming parade on Wayne St. is at 11 a.m. and the football game is at 1 p.m.


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