University of Scranton Unveils New Athletic Field House
Scranton, Pa. – The grand opening of the state-of-the-art Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus recently highlighted the latest phase of the University of Scranton’s efforts to improve student athlete experiences, beautify the neighborhood and complement South Scranton, Pa.’s revitalization efforts.
Named after the Jesuit college’s 25th president, the new $14 million sports complex located on 11 acres alongside Broadway Street was designed to serve as the school’s home field for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball Division III NCAA games. In addition to three NCAA-regulation all-purpose turf fields, the newly-launched facility included bleacher seating, a 4,000-square-foot field house with team locker rooms and training room, parking, a community basketball court and children’s play area.
“We built a sports complex that would be the envy of neighboring institutions and the pride of our entire community,” said Jim Devers, the athletic complex’s project manager, who previously served as the associate vice president for facility operations at the University of Scranton for 33 years. “The new center will serve the University’s student body, our team sports, intramural players and everyone living nearby. The park and the basketball courts will open each day to the general public. We believe the campus will not only enhance our recruitment efforts, but also create a place for our local neighborhood children to meet and play sports.”
Designed with a pragmatic style coupled with long-lasting functionality, the new field house was also developed to serve as the central hub for all the different fields. Among its many amenities are five men and women’s locker rooms featuring Scranton Products’ Tufftec® lockers and Hiny Hiders® restroom partitions.
“The quality is just fantastic,” explains Devers. “We have nearly 60 buildings on campus and almost every one of them has Scranton Products partitions. They last forever, resist vandalism and never rust. We knew exactly what we were receiving when we placed them in the new field house. Throughout my entire time at the college, I’m not aware of a single malfunctioning locker or partition that had to be replaced.”
Equally impressive to Devers was Scranton Products’ custom services, which designed the field house lockers with the university’s squib “S” logo and purple signature color. These custom features are also a favorite among many other athletic, educational and healthcare facilities due to their ability to instill school pride with an assortment of HDPE products in numerous colors and textures. Among them are the company’s Tufftec lockers, which resist bacteria, odors, mold and mildew because of their easy-to-clean, non-porous surfaces.
Like the lockers, Hiny Hiders are also available in a variety of colors and styles that never rust or need painting. In addition, unlike metal partitions, Hiny Hiders offer superior resistance to dents, scratches, graffiti, corrosion, mildew and moisture. Another benefit is that they clean easily and are naturally resistant to bacteria, while carrying a 25-year warranty.
Furthermore, if cleaned and maintained properly, HDPE partitions and lockers reduce long-term costs. Mild stains and general soiling are often removed with a mild cleaner and water. Since plastic is a solid composite, it also maintains a property of impermeability that does not allow them to retain and/or absorb water. This makes the HDPE products ideal for power-washing and hose-down cleaning.
“Scranton Products has never failed us,” adds Devers. “They have been a staunch supporter of this institution for decades and always come through when needed. We couldn’t have a more reliable partner in the continued advance and upgrade of this university.”
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