Friday, 01 March 2019 23:50

University of Maine working on sports "facilities master plan"

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ORONO - The University of Maine is locked in and committed to playing basketball games at the Cross Insurance Center for the next five years. Despite that the school continues to plan for the sports future past 2023.

Director of Athletics Ken Ralph says the university has been exploring different renovation and building plans to all of its facilities and sports teams.


One of Ralph's goals when he took the Director of Athletics post was to have every sport playing on campus. Ralph says the school has the space to do so, but it all comes down to dollars and cents.


The "facilities master plan" will take some time to complete. Even though the basketball teams have a home until 2023, it will be included in the project.


"Certainly basketball is going to be a part of that picture. But it can be anything from an on campus facility to a practice facility to where we can continue to play at the Cross. It's been a great home for us, the hard thing for us is its off campus and its hard for our students to get there," Ralph said. 

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