WESTON, Mass. – Regis College launched an exciting fundraising campaign for a state-of-the-art field house and additional amenities designed to support its outdoor sports teams and athletes. The campaign to raise more than $7 million will mark a new chapter in the university’s championship athletics program that’s coming off an electrifying inaugural season in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).
The field house will complement the university’s outdoor complex that was originally constructed in 2009. The expansive complex includes a turf field, eight-lane track, softball field, and six tennis courts. The new field house will include locker rooms and bathrooms for athletes and a function room complete with a balcony overlooking the field and track. The concession building will house a concession area, visiting team rooms and public restrooms.
The campaign will also provide financial support for the addition of grandstand bleachers and press boxes on the turf and softball fields.
The $7.2-million campaign serves as the final stretch of the Now We Fly campaign, the unprecedented $40-million fundraising initiative by Regis College.
“This project will position Regis as a leader in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and beyond, attracting a more competitive pool of student-athletes and building enrollment,” said Dean of Athletics Pam Roecker. “Regis student-athletes are a great source of pride in our community. The completion of the complex with the new facility, bleachers and press boxes, will provide greater resources for our student-athletes, strengthen the overall community, and ensure greater success for our future by supporting a vibrant Regis campus.”
With the new fieldhouse, bleachers and press boxes, Regis will be even more attractive for hosting events including conference and NCAA tournaments. This past spring, Regis was honored to host the inaugural Great Northeast Track & Field Championships. The fieldhouse’s function room will also provide a space for neighboring communities to host events.
The incredible growth and success of Regis athletics in the NCAA Division III and 39 championships won in the last decade, has served to amplify a known, critical need for facilities that support its high-caliber student-athletes. The upgrade will improve the overall experiences of student-athletes, coaches, fans, and visitors.
To learn more about the project and the Now We Fly campaign, please visit alumni.regiscollege.edu/nowwefly/athletics.
Regis is a leading Catholic coed university in greater Boston with more than 2,700 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the arts, sciences and health professions devoted to engage, serve and advance in a global community. With a strategic graduate focus on health care, Regis was recently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing for the third time. The intergenerational Weston campus includes a Children’s Center, named 2017 Program of the Year by the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, and a Lifelong Learning program (LLARC) for senior adults with a passion for learning. Regis North, a satellite campus in Lawrence, Mass., in partnership with Northern Essex Community College (NECC), offers nursing, public health, sports management and health sciences bachelor degree completion programs to students in the Merrimack Valley. Regis is also an Apple Distinguished School for 2016-2018. Visit Regis at regiscollege.edu.