MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison College wants to expand its sports facilities at the east side campus, but are getting some heat from nearby residents.
The plans would turn the current sports complex into a facility that both Madison College and local high school athletes could use, revamping existing fields.
Vice President of Student Development Keith Cornille says the college was approached by a community foundation he declined to identify by name. That group is looking to expand softball options in Madison and the college is reviewing the feasibility of a plan on their turf.
The proposal would build four new competition softball fields where the existing baseball diamond is now. For that reason, a new baseball field and a new soccer field would be built, along with some extra parking.
Cornille says the $18 million project would be mostly funded by the community foundation, but there would be a few extra costs for the college. This early in the plans he said he didn't have solid numbers.
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