On Aug. 1 outgoing President Tom Cedel joined incoming CEO Don Christian and other Concordia University Texas officials to break ground on the campus's new athletic facilities at 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin.

The $2.6 million project will include a regulation-size softball field, a soccer field, fieldhouses for indoor athletic training facilities and covered grandstands, said Melinda Brasher, Concordia University Texas vice president of communication. The softball athletic facilities should be ready in time for the Lady Tornadoes' spring training, she said.