Marshall awards contract for indoor practice facility - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Marshall awards contract for indoor practice facility

Posted: Updated:
  • EducationMore>>

  • Marshall University pilots ‘global' medical program

    Marshall University pilots ‘global' medical program

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:58 GMT
    With the start of a new program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine comes the beginning of a new “global” medical emphasis.
    With the start of a new program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine comes the beginning of a new “global” medical emphasis.
  • WLU offers new masters degree

    WLU offers new masters degree

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:00:14 GMT
    At West Liberty University, planning makes perfect — three years, to be exact in this case. After planning and perfecting the curriculum, a master of professional studies degree is now available at WLU.
    At West Liberty University, planning makes perfect — three years, to be exact in this case. After planning and perfecting the curriculum, a master of professional studies degree is now available at WLU.

  • Charles Town teacher to build school

    Charles Town teacher to build school

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-09-13 12:00:13 GMT
    Nancy SturmNancy Sturm
    Charles Town resident Nancy Sturm has devoted her life to learning.
    Charles Town resident Nancy Sturm has devoted her life to learning.

HUNTINGTON – Marshall University has awarded a $16.35 million contract for construction of a long-proposed indoor practice facility to be located adjacent to Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Meeting Thursday, the members of the Marshall Board of Governors unanimously awarded the contract to J&H Reinforcing and Structural Erectors of Portsmouth, Ohio, which submitted the low bid on the work. J&J was one of seven companies that bids on constructing the building, which will house a 120-yard turf field and a 300-meter track. Also included are shells for a student-athlete academic support center and a sports medicine translational research center, which are still under design.

The low bid on the contract came in approximately $50,000 less than the university had estimated.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the project is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, the day before the annual Green-White Game. Construction is expected to start with the next 30 to 60 days.

The indoor practice facility will be constructed on the site of MU's former soccer field, no long needed now that a new soccer stadium is under construction at the site of the recently demolished Veterans Memorial Field.

The total price tag for construction of the indoor practice facility and the soccer stadium is $30 million. University officials have said that $10 million of that will come from bond revenues with the bonds to be repaid through a ticket surcharge. An additional $20 million is to come from private donations, with $15 million of that already raised or pledged.