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City of Yonkers And Sarah Lawrence College Public-Private Partnership Provides for Light Installation at Fleming Field

Post Date:11/29/2018 12:26 PM

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YONKERS, NY – November 28, 2018 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the a public-private partnership with Sarah Lawrence College resulting in the installation of six, 80’ tall LED light towers at Fleming Field on Prescott Street. As the official home field of Sarah Lawrence College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, Fleming Field now will host the Gryphons’ evening home games under the lights.

“Yonkers is extremely proud to be home to a college as prestigious as Sarah Lawrence and this public-private partnership only strengthens the collaboration with our hometown team,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “By investing together in our community, we are able to provide a better quality of life for our residents and students. Thank you to President Cristle Collins Judd and to the Sarah Lawrence administration for their commitment to Yonkers.”

“Today’s demonstration of these new lights at Fleming Field represents a valued – and valuable – partnership between Sarah Lawrence College and the City of Yonkers,’’ said Sarah Lawrence President Cristle Collins Judd. “We are so pleased and proud that these lights can be of benefit not just to the Sarah Lawrence community, but to all of Yonkers, the community we call home.”

The nearly $700,000 capital project was funded by the City of Yonkers and Sarah Lawrence College. The field at Fleming contains six, 80’ tall towers with a total of 54 energy efficient LED fixture heads and is equipped with provisions for a scoreboard to be added at a later date. 

“Fleming Field and these wonderful new lights are a game changer for Sarah Lawrence and our teams,’’ said Sarah Lawrence Athletic Director Kristin Maile. “Not only does it give our student athletes a premier home field, it also enhances our ability to recruit student athletes and serves as a great recreational asset for all our students, who may use and enjoy it for intramural and club activities.”

In addition to Sarah Lawrence College, other Yonkers youth and adult recreation teams also will have access to the field for evening games and practices.

The lighting designer for the project was OLA and installation was done by D&M Electrical Contracting Corp. Contract supervision was performed by the Yonkers Department of Engineering. Fleming Field is operated and maintained by Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.