NEW CONCORD – Construction began today by starting to remove the press box above the university’s football stadium. The project will expand the university’s role in workforce development as well as regional health.
“The grandstand is going to be right where the bleachers are now; where the grand stand is now. It’s going to have a beautiful academic corridor built above that and then behind it, built into the field, is about one 75,000 square foot indoor field house with a regulation track, it will be hosting meets, it has indoor turf for practices and it will be enormously beneficial to both Muskingum and to our regional schools,” Muskingum University President Susan Hasseler said.
The complex costs nearly $30,000,000 with much of the funding coming from private donations.
“We have raised over $17.000.000 in private donations already. We are working with foundations, we are working with individuals, and people are very excited about how transformational this project is going to be,” Hasseler said.
The Health and Wellness Center is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2022.