The Contra Costa Times reported on the College's ongoing development efforts on Saint Mary's planned $30 million Athletic and Recreation Corridor. The story "Saint Mary’s works to get ball rolling on sports facility," which includes a photo of Rev. Salvatore J. Ragusa, SDS, in the print version, focused on the permitting and public commentary process regarding the 52,000-square-foot Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center.
The planned athletic facility and aquatics center, which is intended for use by SMC students and not the public, will feature an 8,000-square-foot fitness center, a pool for lap and recreational swimming, three full-sized courts for indoor and intramural sports, a climbing wall, rooms for fitness classes, a cafe and community areas for socializing, studying and other events.
The center is part of a state-of-the-art complex that includes the new Louis Guisto Baseball Field, a 1,500 seat basball stadium and an outdoor plaza that will link the new facility to the baseball stadium, the Korth Tennis Complex and Cottrell Softball Field.