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Groseclose Track and Field unveiled to the public

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President Nick Bruno and other campus administration held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new Groseclose track and field complex, but Brown Stadium is not limited to the track team.

The soccer team will also host games there at night instead of in the blistering heat of the day.

Other amenities include a kitchen where players can make snacks and meals. This will be a full experience for the soccer team. Also, there will be a film room that fits 33 players.

The team will host TCU in their first game of the 2019 season. Having a new video room and a new locker room will be a huge recruiting booster.

Playing night games and training under lights will benefit our players and their families said soccer head coach Keyton Wheelock “That really helps our recruiting process and we’re excited about it,” Wheelock said.

Among the people at the ceremony was Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo. This will be a huge impact on the university and in addition to that, the entire parish and northeast Louisiana region.

“We will have an opportunity to have more track events, soccer events and an enhanced facility that will be the best in the state,” Mayor Jamie Mayo said.

“I commend Dr. Bruno and A.D. Nick Floyd and everyone associated with this project,” Mayo said. 

He was a former basketball player at ULM from 1975-79. During the 1978-79 season he helped ULM to its first-ever postseason appearance.

That was after winning the Atlantic Sun and making it the  NIT.

Mayo played point guard and led the team in assist for three consecutive season. He ranks second all-time in assist with 370; he is 28 shy of Larry Saulters.

Track and field head coach J.D. Malone was thrilled about the new facility for the athletic program. The team is very excited.

This will have an impact on training to have a nice facility to accommodate or players and make sure they get the best experience here at ULM,” Malone said.

The final phase is expected to be completed by the end of July 2018.

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Groseclose Track and Field unveiled to the public