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Ithaca College Butterfield Stadium overhaul gets needed approvals

Ithaca College’s proposed revamp of the Butterfield Stadium has been granted approval by the town of Ithaca.


The comprehensive renovation plan for the stadium, which was inaugurated in 1976, includes installing synthetic turf to replace the natural grass athletic field, and erecting four stadium light poles. The current running track surrounding the field is planned to be removed and relocated.

The project is primarily funded by a $3 million donation by alumna Monica Bertino Wooden, with the renovated field to be named “Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium”.

After overcoming the administrative and technical hurdles, the college aims to have the upgraded stadium operational by Fall 2023.