Q.U. Stadium to Get a $4 Million Renovation
Quincy University today announced plans to completely renovate historic QU Stadium, the home of QU baseball and future home of QU football, with a $4 million investment by PFIC, a California based developer of facilities for colleges and universities such as University of Massachusetts, University of Houston, Bucknell University, and University of Connecticut. The renovations are to begin immediately and are slated for completion by fall 2015.
Quincy University President Dr. Robert Gervasi stated that the improved facilities will benefit not only the players on the field, but also the university as a whole as well as the entire Quincy region.
QU plans to recruit a total of 90 to 100 additional student athletes by way of expanded football and baseball rosters as well as the addition of the first ever men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Once coaching staffs are hired and players are recruited, men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the 17th and 18th NCAA sports at Quincy University (women’s swimming will become the 16th beginning in 2015-16). Women’s lacrosse will begin in 2017-18 with men’s lacrosse the following year. Both are spring sports.
Renovations for QU Stadium include synthetic turf surfaces for football and baseball (infield only). The football field will also receive replaced bleachers, luxury suites, and a new press box. The project also encompasses new locker rooms, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, and training facilities for student athletes.
For the past four seasons, QU’s football team hosted its home games at Quincy’s Flinn Stadium through an agreement between QU and Quincy High School. Once stadium renovations are complete in 2015, the team will return to its original on-campus facility at 18th and Sycamore.