Westchester County Executive George Latimer and City of Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard will cut the ribbon on the long-awaited and newly-improved Memorial Field in Mount Vernon.
The new stadium is equipped with 3,900 seats, lighted field equipped for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, 8-lane track, a sound system capable of handling major concerts or events, 3 tennis courts and a skate park. The project utilized MWBE contracts and created nearly 400 labor jobs. The County is co-managing Memorial Field, until the final touches are complete.
Later this month, the new Memorial Field will host its first Mount Vernon Knights football game since 2007.
About Westchester County
Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just over one million. Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes. The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages. Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life. The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non- profits, and cutting-edge research centers. Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com.