UMaine building New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex
University of Maine Athletics and the University of Maine Foundation have announced plans to construct the state-of-the-art New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex, made possible by a $7 million commitment from New Balance Athletics.
The contribution is part of the fundraising campaign underway to meet the challenge grant for UMaine Athletics as part of the UMS TRANSFORMS initiative, funded through a $240 million commitment from the Harold Alfond Foundation to the University of Maine System.
The project will feature a state-of-the-art soccer turf complex adjacent to a modernized track, along with brand new spaces for field competition. Also located inside the track will be a multipurpose area to provide additional support for athletics and community events. The addition of the new complex will improve UMaine’s ADA access and parking for its athletics footprint.
Along with the gift, New Balance and UMaine will partner for a newly developed ‘Future Scholars’ endowed scholarship in the amount of $2,500 annually. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduate of Skowhegan Area High School, with preference given, but not limited to, youth of New Balance associates who plan to attend one of seven public universities in Maine.
“We are thankful for New Balance’s generosity and their confidence in UMaine’s Division I athletic program,” says Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of UMaine and it’s regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias. “We also share a commitment to prioritizing accessibility, equity, and community use and involvement at the highest levels with this new complex. We are grateful for New Balance’s support that will benefit the university, state and region.”
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