Update on the Future Home of SFC Athletics
With the spring semester drawing to a close, Irma Garcia, Director of Athletics at St. Francis College (SFC), offered the following update on the Terriers' future home.
"SFC senior staff, coaches, stakeholders and community partners have been hard at work to chart a course for the next chapter of the Athletics Department, as the College moves its operations to the Wheeler Building (179 Livingston Street) in the fall.
"At the College's town hall meeting on April 11, I shared the exciting news that Athletics will have one last semester on Remsen Street! I want to address this move directly with our supporters so that all are aware of the transition plan.
"Our women's volleyball and men's water polo teams will conduct their full seasons during the fall semester in the Genovesi Center and Aquatics Center, respectively. Men's and women's soccer will continue to practice and play their games on Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park and use their spaces on Remsen Street throughout the season. Likewise, cross-country will continue practicing as it has and access the Remsen Street campus as usual. Our sports that compete in the fall and spring semesters, such as swimming and diving, basketball and indoor track and field, will have an opportunity to begin their season on Remsen Street. More details on those fronts will be available soon.
"Regardless of the sport, all of our student-athletes will have a dedicated, state-of-the-art, athletic training and strength-and-conditioning facility to continue their growth and recovery, and we look forward to sharing pertinent information with you soon.
"I want to assure you that all of our teams will have a home-away-from-home during this period, with the full support of the Athletics Department and the entire College. With five of our sports teams already operating with off-campus facilities, we are well-prepared for this change at St. Francis College.
"We are working with our community partners to ensure our student-athletes, coaches and staff have access to the finest quality spaces, equipment and venues to compete at the highest level. Likewise, we continue to work diligently to find a new, permanent home for SFC Athletics.
"Your continued support and patience is appreciated as we navigate this complex process. I will work to bring you more details soon."
Editor's note: For more information, read St. Francis College's Bold New Chapter: SFC Forward.