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Aquatic center under construction

Created on:   Wed, Dec 6, 2017   7:27 PM

Last modified:   Wed, Dec 6, 2017   7:27 PM

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — The new aquatic and track complex at Mylan Park is taking shape.

Expected to open by spring 2019, the 55-acre, $45 million facility is under construction.

When finished, Mountaineer Center will feature a 90,050-square-foot aquatic center with an eight-lane, 50-meter pool. WVU said there will also be a separate competition diving pool with diving platforms. And there will be a recreational pool and outdoor play area. In addition to the pool, it will feature an indoor track and cross-country venue.

The project is being designed by Paradigm Architecture and constructed by March-Westin.

Financing for Mountaineer Center includes a $15 million donation by the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust, the largest single gift in the trust’s history.