PLEASANTVILLE, NY- Pace University begins the transformation of the Pleasantville campus with the Master Plan Ground Breaking Ceremony on Wednesday, October 23 from 10:30-11:30 am. The ceremony will take place on the Environmental Center lawn adjacent to the Kessel Campus Center with light food and refreshments to follow. Join Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman and the Pleasantville community as Pace celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Pleasantville campus and breaks ground on the first phase of the Master Site Plan.
The fully approved three-year Master Plan will result in the consolidation of the Briarcliff campus at Pleasantville and include a wide range of important improvements including significantly expanded and upgraded athletics facilities. The athletics department component includes reconstruction of the Peter X. Finnerty Baseball Field with a turf surface and lights. Pace Field, previously home to the football and lacrosse teams will transition to a multi-purpose field to accommodate needs of football, field hockey, women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse. The new facility will be a synthetic surface with lights, 2,000 seats, and a new press box.
Other athletics-related improvements include the creation of a new softball field behind Dyson Hall to replace the field now at Briarcliff and construction of a varsity field house with locker rooms, administrative offices, a varsity weight room, sports medicine training facilities, along with concession and ticketing areas adjacent to the multipurpose field.
The addition of two new facilities to the Pleasantville campus, with synthetic surfaces and lights, will create a more robust intramural program, an exceptional game day atmosphere and provide a game day facility for youth and high school teams throughout the region.
For updated on the Pace Master Plan, go to http://paceplvmasterplan.com.
The following is the projected timeline for the $100 million first phase of the plan.
Fall 2013- Construction
begins on the relocation of the environmental center.
Spring 2014 – Construction begins on the first residence hall. Target completion is July 2015.
Summer 2014- Construction begins on new athletic field house. Target completion is March 2015.
Fall 2014 - Construction of new softball field on the Pleasantville campus begins. Target completion is December 2014.
Spring 2015- Construction begins on new multi-purpose turf field and related facilities. Target completion is August 2015.
Summer 2015- Construction of turf baseball field begins. Target completion is October 2015.
About Pace Athletics: Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference that sponsors 12 intercollegiate sports. Field Hockey and Women’s Lacrosse will be added as varsity sports for the 2015 school year. Pace also sponsors a Spirit Squad which includes Dance and Cheerleading teams. In the Spring 2013 semester, 54% of Pace student-athletes achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher with nine recording a perfect 4.0 GPA. Pace finished tied with the fourth highest percentage in the 15-member conference.
About Pace University: Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions. http://www.pace.edu