YSU to Begin Media Center Project
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium is getting a new multimedia center on its east side.
Construction of the Don Constantini Multimedia Center is one of multiple campus improvement projects to begin this summer. Funded in part by a $1 million gift from YSU alum Don Constantini, the multimedia center will house a classroom, space for YSU’s Sports Broadcasting program and football radio booths. It’s expected to be complete by August 2019.
Constantini is founder of Falcon Transport Co. and Comprehensive Logistics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from YSU in 1966 and has donated several gifts to the university, including $150,000 to the YSU Foundation for a scholarship to a football student-athlete majoring in business, $150,000 toward the construction of the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and $200,000 toward the construction of the Williamson College of Business Administration building.
Other summer projects include the demolition of four buildings owned by the university to be converted to surface parking lots. Those buildings include the former City Printing at the corner of Phelps and Wood streets, the former James & Weaver building on Wood Street, a storage building on Belmont Avenue and the former Metropolitan Baptist Church on Rayen Avenue.
Additional projects include:
- Ward Beecher Hall: Renovations to public areas, including corridors, entryways and stairwells. Upgrades to all bathrooms, except those near the Planetarium, as well as third-floor laboratories.
- Lincoln Building: Renovations to all first-floor instructional space.
- Jones Hall: Improvements to first-floor restrooms, corridors, entryways and the former Records area.
- Beeghly Center: Upgrades to swimming pool and entry plaza.
- Bliss Hall: Dean’s suite renovations.
- Maintenance work for Fifth and Wick avenue parking decks.
- Utility work on Wick Avenue east of the sidewalk from Bliss to Meshel halls.
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