SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Corp. recently donated $750,000 to the Doerr Family Field and track, a new practice and intramural facility that will serve all students on campus.

The site upgrade is set for completion this fall and will include a synthetic turf field, an advanced performance track, lighting, film towers, a scoreboard and landscaping with Cal Poly branding throughout.

The field and track symbolizes a broad partnership within the university and throughout the greater community, including major contributions from Associated Students Inc., Cal Poly Athletics and private donors. It is a vital step in offering expanded recreational facilities to Cal Poly students and meeting the long-term needs of the growing campus.

The field will make an immediate impact on the student-athlete experience and the university’s recruiting efforts. Additionally, it will allow for year-round intramural sports on the south side of campus.

“This project represents exactly what the Cal Poly Corporation is all about and what we work hard to do – to support Cal Poly and to work with others to create a positive impact for this campus,” said Lorlie Leetham, executive director for the corporation.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 5 to celebrate the start of construction. Doerr Family Field was named in honor of Richard and Kathleen Doerr, who provided the lead gift for the field.