Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shangraw Athletic Complex receives upgraded entrance

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - During a span of just three weeks, Lycoming College’s Robert L. Shangraw Athletic Complex received a new entrance and expanded parking lot. The work, which took place between home football games, was completed prior to the Warriors’ homecoming victory on Oct. 26.

“The Shangraw Athletic Complex is one of the focal points of Lycoming College,”Robert Shangraw ’58 ’04H, emeritus chair of the board of trustees, said. “Improving the aesthetics and functionality of the entrance and expanding the parking lot are important for making the complex as user-friendly as possible for our athletic teams and the many Warrior fans who enjoy attending games there throughout the year.
It also helps to alleviate the parking problem on nearby city streets during the week by allowing most of our student-athletes and coaches to park on stadium grounds.”

The new entrance was built by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Lundy Construction and Belcher’s Fencing at the corner of Mulberry Street and Union Avenue. The area includes new curbing and sidewalks leading into the complex and features the same black wrought-iron fencing that is found around much of the main campus. The new entryway is highlighted by a brick pillar on each side of the newly-paved section of Mulberry Street. The corner also features a new tree-lined grass area that will be available for tailgating beginning with the 2014 football season.

Forty new parking spots were added to the complex’s parking lot, directly behind the clothing and food concession stands. A concrete patio area was also added near the concession stand for fans to socialize and eat while watching the game. A new ticket booth now welcomes fans to games at the complex.