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UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is moving forward with plans to build new athletic facilities for its soccer, baseball and softball teams.

The school’s board of trustees Wednesday morning approved spending $4.75 million dollars to design the school’s “Athletic District,” where the fields will be located.

UConn has estimated the project could cost up to $46 million. It is $15 million into a campaign to raise $25 million from donors.

The difference will be made up through a planned surcharge on hockey, soccer, basketball and football tickets, which will range from $1 for soccer games to $5 for football.

UConn spokesman Mike Enright says the school plans to begin construction in the spring of next year.

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