The groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the renovation of the athletic track and field MiraCosta College's Oceanside campus was held on Thursday, July 18th. First built in the early 1980’s, the outdated track will be replaced with a world-class soccer and athletics field that will meet size requirements for international competition and a new Field House with space for team rooms, changing rooms, coaches’ offices, equipment storage, and ADA-compliant restrooms.
Construction for the $9.85 million project is expected to be completed in August 2020. It is funded through MiraCosta’s capital improvement program using funds from Measure MM.
The renovation of the track at the Oceanside Campus will provide for a new soccer and athletics field along with a new 2,100 square foot Field House providing space for team rooms, changing rooms, offices for coaches, equipment storage, and new ADA-compliant restrooms.
The project will also include a two-lane walking and jogging path located around the perimeter of the fields—a feature intended to provide a venue for the Oceanside community to use year-round. The path will help create a small athletics field complex that better leverages the natural ‘bowl’ formed in the topography of that portion of the campus.
The project includes a number of sustainable strategies:
Athletic Field Renovation Project Partners
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 21,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).