Minutes away from Wilmington University’s main campus in Bear, Delaware, lies a plot of land that will soon be home to the school’s new athletics complex.
The complex along Route 40 near Walther Road will house all of the university’s winter sports including men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and women’s lacrosse.
Director of Athletics, Frank Aiello, says he can’t wait till bulldozers break ground.
“I know the center will be state-of-the-art,” he said. “Anything this University does is first-class. They always put their heart into what they do.”
Aiello believes the new athletics complex will attract even more local student athletes.
“When I started at Wilmington University eight years ago, we had nine athletic programs and about 120 student athletes. We now have 11 operating programs and 240 student athletes,” said Aiello.
The university attained NCAA Division II status back in 2004.