- Associated Press - Sunday, November 27, 2016

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - Two building projects are underway at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, but crews have yet to break ground on a third that officials originally expected to finish this month.

Construction of the Intramural Recreation Field Complex, a 4.35-acre facility for sports, will now begin in 2017, the Oshkosh Northwestern (https://oshko.sh/2gfk4fE ) reports.

The $6.4 million complex includes a building for bathrooms and storage, a warm-up field, and a “super” field for soccer, rugby, lacrosse, flag football and softball. The super field will be covered with a dome to allow for winter use. There will also be a state-of-the-art drainage system, recyclable turf infill and energy-efficient lighting.

It’s the second time the project has been pushed back. Nathan Scott, the university director of student recreation, said the delay this time was due to the approval process to break ground. The State Building Commission approved it in December, and the Oshkosh Common Council approved it in October.

Scott said the project is being funded by money left over from the 2007 construction of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, as well as student segregated fees, which are additional charges students pay for services and programs.

The renovation of Reeve Memorial Union and the renovation of the Fletcher Hall dormitory are both on track to be completed in August. Those renovations are using no taxpayer dollars.


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