SWU plans new track facility, softball improvements
The Southern Wesleyan University board of trustees also voted in favor of building a state-of-the-art track facility on the campus in Central.
The site for the new track will be where the current intramural fields are located, just off of S.C. Highway 93. According to SWU Director of Athletics Chris Williams, the approval of the track is the start of a “huge strategic plan” and will be an Olympic style surface. Bleachers and lighting are planned for the future, as well as a new soccer field when the inside area of the track is completed. A large portion of the funding has already been established, with the remainder from gifts. Varsity Field, SWU softball’s home facility, will also see a facelift as a new concession area and bathrooms are planned for completion just prior to the softball season.