Stony Brook University Celebrates Opening of Newly Refurbished Recreation Fields

Photo courtesy of Stony Brook University
Photo courtesy of Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of its newly renovated Campus Recreation Field Complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the southeast corner of the South P parking area of the campus. 

Stony Brook students will have primary use of the three competition size turf and grass fields which measure over nine square acres and include lights for evening practice and competition.

Stony Brook now provides double the amount of recreational field space previously available to students prior to refurbishment, the university said in a news release. Fields A and B are both fitted with lighting and bleacher and bench seating and fields A, B and C have netting to prevent balls from leaving the fields.

“It is important that the university provide recreational facilities indoor and outdoor for our student clubs to practice and compete,” Stony Brook President Samuel Stanley said. “Stony Brook is committed to the total well-being of our students and by providing access to quality, contemporary and modern facilities, we are able to achieve these goals. On behalf of our students, I want to thank Senator [John] Flanagan who was able to identify and secure more than $100,000 in funding to make these field upgrades possible.”

Student clubs that will use the fields include but are not limited to men’s and women’s soccer, lacrosse and rugby and co-ed sports including ultimate Frisbee, Quiddich as well as archery and cricket. 

“These new recreational facilities will significantly enhance the quality of life for Stony Brook students while also helping to attract prospective students to the Stony Brook campus,” Flanagan said. “I congratulate everyone who was involved in bringing this dream to reality and hope that all students who call SBU home enjoy these new fields.”

brookhavenconfucius April 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Office of the President Stony Brook, NY 11794-0701 TEL: 631.632.6265 FAX: 631.632.6621 stonybrook.edu Dear Neighbor, As I am sure you are aware, the business of illegal housing has raised concerns about the safety of Stony Brook students and the quality of life in the community. I personally want to assure you that I share the community’s concerns. http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/community_relations/docs/oc_housing_letter_10-13.pdf
brookhavenconfucius April 20, 2014 at 11:15 AM
I would like to eliminate some misperceptions that are circulating about the University and share with you the actions taken by the University to help break this cycle of improper housing practices. CONCERN: There is a perception in the community that the University has tripled in size in recent years, and that there are not enough beds on campus to house all the students wanting rooms. FACT: This is simply not true. The number of available on campus beds has kept pace with the increase of students. Over the past ten years, we have increased enrollment in the area of 200 students per year. Over the next five years, enrollment is projected to increase by about 163 students per year. Over the course of this same time period, we have increased and will continue to increase on-campus housing by an average of 217 beds per year. These are verifiable numbers that show student enrollment has grown at a very modest and planned pace and that on-campus housing has increased accordingly. http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/community_relations/docs/oc_housing_letter_10-13.pdf
Lee Krauer April 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM
If these statistics are correct why are your PR folks making public statements to the contrary? I was present and spoke at a Brookhaven Town Board meeting when the SBU folks indicated there was a large shortage of on campus housing. Your students tell us there are many two bed rooms that are assigned to three students and there are some instances of non students staying n the dorm rooms . You need to work with the community, as Dr. Marburger did, to work out these issues. The residents of Stony Brook are not a part of the university the university is part of us. Our taxes keep all state schools open and we deserve to be treated as your benefactors, which in fact we are .
prof mom April 23, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Wait. Flanagan gave them $100,000 towards these fields? That our community used to rent and lost them to the University?? shame on you Flanagan. Enjoy your term. You are such a disapppointment.
Wendy April 23, 2014 at 07:03 PM
Lee is absolutely right.


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