In June, construction crews began work on the new Triton Field at . On Saturday, the new, multiuse turf field debuted, replacing a grass baseball field. It will be used for intercollegiate soccer, baseball, and softball games. Triton Field will also be available for EdCC's physical education classes and for community rentals.
The construction of the $2.5 million field was made possible by associated student fees.
The first games today featured the women's and men's soccer teams as they host Skagit Valley College.
“We’ll go from having no soccer field on campus to having the largest turf pitch in all of Snohomish County,” said women’s soccer coach Jeanette Delaney.
The new field will allow EdCC's soccer and softball teams to practice on campus, rather than travel to other facilities. Triton Field also includes softball and baseball press boxes, a ticket booth, bleachers, and a large turf playing surface.
Triton Field's turf surface will also allow the baseball team to practice and play in the rain.
EdCC baseball coach Brad Ditter believes the field will help his team in the standings. “It will be a big draw for recruiting that we have one of the best fields throughout the league.”
Said associated student leader Azan Jacobs: “Student government approved the funding of this project to increase the usability of the field area and make it accessible to more students for recreation. The Triton Field will be a great addition to our campus. We have a new state of the art housing facility, student center and now a recreational field—all within a couple hundred feet of each other. This adds to the overall value of Edmonds Community College.”