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UC breaking ground on $15.5 million sports complex

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati is breaking ground Tuesday on its new $15.5 million Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex.

A groundbreaking ceremony takes place on the construction sight on Jefferson Avenue between Corry Boulevard and Daniels Hall.

Plans for the state-of-the-art Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex include two practice fields: a 100-yard practice field that can be converted into an indoor facility via an inflatable "bubble," and an additional 50-yard practice field. The fields will serve the university's varsity sports programs, functioning as the competitive home of the women's lacrosse team and as an integral part of the Greater Cincinnati community.

This is the first phase of construction on the facility, expected to be complete in September 2010. A second phase is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011, pending necessary funding.

Fundraising to support the Jefferson Avenue Sports Complex is part of the university's Proudly Cincinnati campaign to raise $1 billion by 2013.

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