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Hood to open new outdoor athletic facility next year

Hood College plans to open a $1.5 million outdoor athletic facility next year, but has scaled back its plans for an indoor athletic center.

Hood president Ronald Volpe said the outdoor facility will include a turf field, bleachers that will seat between 400 and 500, locker rooms and a pressbox.

The entrance will be located off Magnolia Ave. There will be a plaza at the entrance. The fields will be located where the existing fields are.

He said most of the money for the outdoor facility came from the Hodson Trust. Some smaller gifts funded the rest of the project.

The school's soccer, lacrosse and field hockey teams will use the field starting next fall.

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