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Colby to build $200 million athletic center

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:18 am
by Tom Nolette
Colby to build $200 million athletic center
At 350,000 square feet in size, the complex will be the largest in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, according to college officials.

...“It will take us three years, essentially, because it is 350,000 square foot, and we’ll open in the summer of 2020,” Greene said.

The building of the center represents the largest single project in the college’s history and is expected to create an economic boon to the city, bringing in more than $1 million in revenue a year to the area from people staying in hotels and eating and spending money on other activities, according to Greene.

He said that from the very beginning of the planning process for the athletic center, officials thought about how to create a facility that would help the community overall. The aquatic center, for instance, will be a great destination in northern New England for swimming groups from across the state, he said.

http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/04/26/ ... ic-center/