QUINCY, IL. -- Quincy University unveiled plans for a $1.5 million renovation to the North Campus soccer complex at an October 20th dinner honoring former QU men's soccer coach Jack Mackenzie. The future "Legends Stadium" will serve as home of the school's nationally-recognized men's and women's soccer programs.
"The timing of the project couldn't have been better," said Marty Bell, QU athletic director. "It coincides with the celebration of Jack's 43 years of devotion and service to Quincy University. I can think of no better way to recognize Jack's loyalty to QU than by creating the Legends Stadium concept and naming the soccer field, ‘Mackenzie Field.' In addition, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the women's soccer program in 2013, and the 50th anniversary of the men's soccer program in 2014."
The Legends Stadium project will be completed in three phases. The first phase will create a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field. Phase two will add a new entrance to the field, named "The Walk of Champions," that will honor all of the QU national championship teams. The final phase will include a press box, concession stand, conference space, and team film room.
"What a privilege it is to lead the fundraising campaign to build Legends Stadium! This project is so aptly named for the many players, coaches, sports writers, journalists, and fans that graced the community with their sportsmanship, character, and stellar athletic performance over the years," said Linda Moore ‘81, QU board of trustee member. "I can't think of a better way to kick off the campaign than to honor the man who has led the men's program for 43 years. Jack Mackenzie, along with his predecessors, leaves a legacy of strong moral character, passion for the sport, and a commitment to excellence on the field, in the classroom, and in the community."
To learn more about the stadium project and ways you can contribute, log on to www.quincy.edu/legends-stadium.
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