Groundbreaking for MSU Denver Athletic complex reflects partnerships, spirit

MSU Denver Alumna Veronica Barela joins with President Stephen Jordan in the ceremonial groundbreaking. Photo by Jessie Taves

MSU Denver Alumna Veronica Barela joins with President Stephen Jordan in the ceremonial groundbreaking. Photo by Jessie Taves

By Cliff Foster

Following an appreciative toast by Metropolitan State University Denver Athletics Director Joan McDermott, President Stephen Jordan, members of the Board of Trustees and others donned hard hats and grabbed shovels to officially break ground June 5 for the MSU’s $12 million Athletic Complex.

“For the greater MSU Denver and Auraria communities, this complex will provide a comfortable place to come together as colleagues and as Roadrunner fans and to cheer our warm-weather teams,” Jordan said.

But Jordan stressed throughout his remarks that the complex, which is taking shape south of the Colfax viaduct adjacent to Shoshone Street, east of

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