The city of Auburn and Cayuga Community College are negotiating a deal in which the city would make $3 Million in upgrades to Falcon Park that would turn the stadium from baseball only to a multi-sport facility for the college’s athletic programs.
CCC Athletic Director Pete Liddell tells Finger Lakes News Radio he credits college President Brian Durant with supporting his push for new athletic facilities.
Liddell adds the college has worked with the Auburn school district to use Holland Stadium, but the college and high school teams play at the same time of year.
The plan calls for the grass field to be replaced with synthetic turf and the school’s soccer teams and the baseball team that begins collegiate play in 2019 to call Falcon Park home. Liddell says the college could also revive its lacrosse programs.
City Manager Jeff Dygert said at Thursday’s City Council meeting the plan has the backing of the Auburn Doubledays and the Washington Nationals as well as the NY Penn League.