New Balance Track and Field
at Newell Stadium
Opened Sept. 4
Cost $3.8 million
Includes Artificial turf field that can be used for football, soccer, field hockey, and other sports; a new running track; bathrooms, and press box. Concession stands run by booster clubs brought up to code with volunteer efforts by individuals and donation of materials by the Building Center of Gloucester.
Proposed Four artificial turf fields for all outdoor sports, three with lights, a new track, and rebuilt fields and playgrounds in seven locations.
Cost $8.75 million, including preconstruction engineering costs.
Capacity Number of main stadium bleachers to be determined, but likely 1,000 to 1,200.
Amenities Besides the turf fields, a stand-alone building at the high school will include concession stands with bathrooms, visitors and officials’ locker rooms, a trainer’s room, and storage.
SOURCE: Pam Ashe, Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association; Arthur Bourque, Lynnfield Recreational Field Study Committee