Rockford University sports teams given new home with partnership

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Mercyhealth Sportscore Two campus will now be home for most Rockford University outdoor sports teams.

The venue, located on East Riverside Boulevard, will now be used for Rockford University's men's and women's soccer, softball and baseball teams. The campus will also host indoor football games and practices.

Rockford Park District Executive Director Jay Sandine says this is an example of how district assets and resources can be leveraged to provide a positive impact for the community.

"To have the opportunity, to have our local university come in and call this their home of their athletics, is just awesome," said Rockford Park District Executive Director Jay Sandine. "I think it's going to be a great reflection of Rockford, and I think it just bodes well for the continued momentum that we have right now."

Rockford University students will be able to practice at both the indoor and outdoor facilities on the Mercyhealth Sportscore Two campus. The partnership was two years in the making and takes effect for the Spring 2019 sports season.