The Auburn City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to authorize a $3 million bond to finance a project to put synthetic turf at Falcon Park, turning it into a multi-use facility that could be utilized by sports teams at Cayuga Community College.
The city and college are still in the process of negotiating an agreement that would allow CCC to pay the city to use their field for not only its baseball team, which will have its inaugural season in 2019, but also its men’s and women’s soccer teams. It will also give the college the opportunity to restart men’s and women’s lacrosse programs.
City Manager Jeff Dygert stressed during the council meeting that just because the councilors approved the bond ordinance, does not mean the project is moving forward. That won’t happen until the city and the college can finalize a rental agreement and the council votes to approve it. Dygert likened the authorization of the bond to being preapproved for a loan.