AlsoThe Hanson Field renovation project also includes: removal of the current grass surface and the track and field jump pits, installation of Matrix Turf and renovation of the field events area. The installation of a javelin runway, four new pits for long jump and triple jump, and redesigning the discus/shot put area will take place. Total cost of the project is $1.3 million.
So if you do a new field for soccer that is turf, with a track, stands maybe half the size of the east side, and one building that they can use for restrooms/concessions (instead of the two buildings)...could probably be done for under $6M, I would imagine. It's obviously not going to happen in the next few years because of budget issues, but it's nice to think about what we might be able to do in the future.The east side received a $5 million face-lift prior to the 2007 season. The renovation to the student seating section, funded largely by a facilities enhancement and life safety fee at the request of student leaders, included new bleachers, increased seating capacity, a new entrance, restrooms and concession stands.
Honestly, I don't think we really need a pedestrian bridge at this point when we're only getting like 100-200 people at matches. We start drawing 500+, then maybe we can talk about a bridge of some kind. Might be able to connect it on one side to the second level entrance of Brophy, then there'd be easy access to the building, plus ramps down both sides already.