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Midtown Redevelopment Area Board Approves Practice Field

Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) student-athletes are one step away from a new practice field.  On Tuesday, October 9th, The Midtown Redevelopment Area Board approved the site plan for the Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center Practice Field.
"A synthetic turf field with state-of-the-art strength and conditioning, as well as sports medicine and meeting facilities, provides the resources that we need to remain competitive and on target for championships," said B-CU Director of Athletics, Lynn Thompson.  "The addition of a practice field, on the site of the current Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center, will provide yet another step in the continuous development and investment in our university and its athletic programs."
The practice facility, a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field, will help Bethune-Cookman prepare for games back on campus. The Wildcats spent much of the 2012 slate at nearby Municipal Stadium, in addition to New Smyrna Beach.
The proposal will move to the City Commission for final approval.
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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