Building for the Future: New Athletics Facilities

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This fall, Cincinnati Christian University will begin construction on a new athletics complex. Since the 1920’s, Cincinnati Christian University has used intercollegiate athletics as a tool to instill character and leadership skills in students. Ninety years later, as we continue to DREAM BIG, we imagine a future where new champions are forged on the field of play.

LEGACY OF CHAMPIONS CAMPAIGN
The Legacy of Champions campaign is a project of the CCU Athletic Boosters that will fund three major projects that will vastly improve the ability of the CCU student-athletes to achieve excellence.

A new multi-sport stadium on campus
Throughout our history, CCU has been forced to rent athletic facilities across the city in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics. This campaign will enable us to construct a 1,500 seat stadium on land that the university already owns on the north side of Lehman Road.

A new athletics center
CCU’s current athletic facilities are overtaxed and insufficient to meet the needs of our growing NAIA program. The Legacy of Champions campaign will permit us to build a 10,000 square foot building, serving as a gateway to the new stadium. The structure will include training facilities, locker rooms, offices, and a state of-the-art weight room.

Expanded CCU Practice Complex
Since 1997, Jean Byars Field has been the home field of the soccer programs. Constructed on top of a landfill, it has been unreliable as the playing surface is uneven from the ground settling far below the surface. Additionally, NAIA regulations demand a larger field, making Byars Field unplayable for collegiate competition. Landfill from the stadium construction will be used to reinforce and expand the area. Field-turf will be installed on the grounds, providing both a top-tier practice and game facility.

Funding
The total cost for all for the three projects (stadium, athletic building, and practice fields) is $4.7 million. Funds will be raised fully through the newly-formed Cincinnati Christian University Athletic Boosters. Click here to discover more about the CCU Athletic Boosters.

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The new Athletics Complex will include a weight room, training room, locker rooms, and will house concessions and ticketing centers.

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The stadium will be regulation size for soccer, football, lacrosse, and field hockey.

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Expansion will take place on the other side of Lehman Road on land that CCU already owns.

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