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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

MAC Ground Breaking announcement - this from the MU web site

Am running it here for your comments....

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth University is proud to announce the schedule of events for the groundbreaking of the new Multi-purpose Activity Center (MAC), this Saturday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. The Hawks kick off their 2007 home opener against Robert Morris at 1:00 p.m. on Kessler Field.

“The MAC groundbreaking is a dream come true for students and athletes alike,” said Dr. Marilyn McNeil, Monmouth’s Vice President and Director of Athletics. “It will raise the stature of our 19 Division I programs but will also serve as a hub of activity for all students. Located near the heart of the campus, we envision the MAC to be a destination place for everyone.”

The MAC, which will serve students, faculty, employees, alumni and residents of the local community, is slated to contain a multi-purpose gymnasium with 4,100 installed seats and a 200M, 6-lane indoor track. The new building will also be home to the University Bookstore, the Monmouth University Athletics Hall of Fame, home and opposing locker rooms, educational and administrative areas, a new Varsity Club, and a new Fitness Center.

The structure, which will encompass 152,400 square feet and take approximately 24 months to complete, cost about $57 million and has no comparable facilities in Monmouth County.

The Activity Center will expand the scope of Monmouth’s intramural and recreational programs and enhance its 19 NCAA Division I athletic programs the university sponsors.

Scheduled to appear at the groundbreaking are Monmouth University President Vice Admiral Paul G. Gaffney, along with Jeff Mills, Vice President for University Advancement, Dr. Marilyn McNeil, Vice President and Athletics Director, Patricia Swannack, Vice President for Administrative Services and Al Schiavetti, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Also scheduled to appear are Peter Bruckmann, President of the Alumni Association, West Long Branch Mayor Tucci, Assemblyman Sean Kean, Brenda Weare, NEC Commissioner.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The WLB mayor will attend the ground-breaking? Is this the same one who OPPOSED the MAC from the beginning? Now, with votes floating around the parking lot, he/she wants to make nice with MU?
If it is the same person, someone should call out the hypocrite and make for an embarassing afternoon! Then maybe he/she could be tied to a tackling sled and the MU linebackers could get in some practice!

10:20 AM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re WLB mayor - I found that amusing myself. However, I believe, she has never gone ON RECORD as opposing the MAC, though I will have to check with our news dept.

Bottom line though..you (well, MU anyway) need to make nice to her. MU is probably not through hoping to expand its athletic facilities and will need WLB to approve most anything it attempts to under take..

1:09 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I checked with our news dept. .the mayor did oppose the new dorm...(WLB lost that fight) but has never seemed to oppose the MAC..certainly not on the record....

11:39 PM, September 06, 2007  

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