The Hiram College athletic complex will be the site of two major enhancements beginning this spring. Hiram officials announced that the College is renovating the main locker room space in the Les and Kathy Coleman Sports, Recreation and Fitness Center and installing lights and a synthetic turf field at the football stadium.
The 6,000 square foot locker room renovation includes the installation of new flooring, shower facilities, lighting, heating, air conditioning systems, as well as the equipping of the facility with modern, wooden lockers for use by Hiram student-athletes. Student-athletes participating in softball, women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer, baseball, men’s basketball, and men’s soccer will utilize the renovated space.
“This renovation of the locker room will elevate the attractiveness of the space to the high level found throughout the rest of the Coleman Center,” said Hiram College President Tom Chema. “We’re blessed to have an attractive, modern, and functional athletic facility for use by members of our community.”
Work on the locker room renovation will begin in March and be completed in July.
“We have received several nice gifts toward the project,” said Chema. “We believe our alumni and friends will help us in the same manner in which they stepped up to assist with the construction of the $12 million Coleman Center. The Coleman Center has transformed our sports, recreation and fitness environment here at Hiram and given our student-athletes an opportunity to compete with the best in the North Coast Athletic Conference and all of NCAA Div. III.”
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In addition to the locker room renovation, college officials announced that the Charles A. Henry athletic field will be enhanced with the installation of a synthetic turf field and lighting. Work will begin in early May following the Hiram Commencement exercise and will be completed in July.
“Installation of turf will greatly enhance our ability to meet the needs of our student body,” said Hiram Athletic Director Tom Mulligan. “Currently, the football field is only used on five dates in a year. With turf, we will be able to provide additional opportunities for club, intramural, and free play competition. Additionally, the new surface and lighting will make our football venue one of the most attractive in small college football. We believe our football recruits will be impressed.”