The city of Auburn and Cayuga Community College are in the process of negotiating a deal that would require the city to make $3 million in upgrades to Falcon Park and allow the college to have greater use of the park’s facilities and expand its athletic offerings.
City Manager Jeff Dygert and CCC President Brian Durant shared details about the project during the Auburn City Council meeting on Thursday. The city would renovate the stadium, turning it into a multi-purpose athletic complex by installing a synthetic turf field, among other improvements to support expanded usage of the facility. The college’s men’s and women’s soccer teams and baseball team, which will have its inaugural season in 2019, will use the field. It will also give the college the opportunity to restart men’s and women’s lacrosse programs.
“(This project would) allow the facility to go from what is essentially a three-month facility used for baseball — and baseball only — to a nine or 10 month facility that supports several different sports,” Dygert said.
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