Stony Brook University officials this week publicly announced the construction of a multimillion-dollar outdoor track and field facility.
Situated on the west side of the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the track and grass field last underwent renovation in 1966.
Lauren Sheprow, Stony Brook's interim media relations officer, said water damage, fence damage and tripping hazards had made it "not just unsightly, but unusable."
The actual groundbreaking for the $3-million project was in August, with completion of the artificial turf surface inside the track expected in December. The school issued a news release about the project Wednesday.