Miami to build $13 million sports complex

OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Miami University announced Friday that it plans to build a $13 million indoor sports center on the northeast side of Yager Stadium.

The university said the 91,000-square foot facility will be built almost fully with donor contributions and will be used by student-athletes, intramural and club sports participants and youth athletic tournaments.

It will have a 120-yard football field with synthetic field turf that all of Miami's 19 varsity sports will use.

Other features include netting for baseball, softball and golf, along with four 100-yard sprint lanes, a high jump area and a long jump pit. Storage space and an observation deck will also be included.

Miami trustees have approved the project that is expected to begin in March.

"I want to thank the board of trustees and President (David) Hodge for allowing us to move forward on this incredible project," said David Sayler,  Miami's director of intercollegiate athletics.

"When we bring recruits to campus, we want our facilities to reflect our commitment to the student-athlete experience and our vision for where Miami athletics is going. This, combined with the recent addition of (head football) coach (Chuck) Martin, continues the positive momentum for Miami athletics."

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