The ribbon cutting ceremony on the Oregon State track has been set for Sept. 14, according to track coach Kelly Sullivan.
“This will be an historical day and we encourage anyone and everyone to be a part of this,” Sullivan said. “This facility represents a future of opportunity for so many — not just OSU track and field.”
Ribbon cutting weekend is also a bye weekend for the football team. There are no other major events going on at that time. OSU wanted to make this the focal point of the weekend.
Fundraising has now shifted to Phase II of the project, which includes finishing the grandstands, a third pole vault and javelin runway that will go east to west on the outside of the track near the soccer and softball fields.
The berms on both ends of entry plaza into the facility, restrooms, storage and paving of the parking lot are also in that phase. When that’s done OSU will be open for hosting home meets.
An announcement of the name of the facility will come in a few weeks. It will honor the lead donor.