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Athletics Campus will Bear Former President’s Name

Athletics Campus will Bear Former President’s Name
Fr. Quinn speaks at the groundbreaking of the south side athletics campus, which will now bear his name.

The Board of Trustees recently named Scranton’s south side athletics campus in honor of former University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

“Fr. Quinn has taken a special interest in the promotion of University athletics and support of our student athletes,” said Board of Trustees Chair Lawrence R. Lynch ’81. “Furthermore, he strongly advocated for the development of the athletics campus and spearheaded efforts to raise the funds needed to begin construction.”

The 11-acre athletics campus received substantial support from alumni and friends, including a $1 million gift from University Trustee Robert Weiss ’68 and his wife, Marilyn. The project will help the University address long-standing needs for more space for athletics and intramural and recreational sports, and also complement the region’s revitalization efforts.

Ground was broken in March for the $14 million Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus, located along Broadway Street in Scranton. It will be home for the soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball Division III NCAA teams, and will include NCAA regulation baseball and softball fields with home and away bullpens, a batting cage and a 75-by-120-yard synthetic-turf, multipurpose field that meets NCAA standards for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. The campus also includes bleacher seating, a 4000-square-foot field house with locker rooms and a training room, a press box, parking for nearly 90 cars, a community basketball court and a children’s play area.

“I am humbled and profoundly grateful to the trustees for this honor,” Fr. Quinn said. “Having an athletics campus bear my name is more than I could have imagined or expected. I am deeply honored.”

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