Today, the Mercer Bears officially broke ground on their new sports complex that will welcome them back to the football field in August 2013.
Hundreds of supporters gathered in honor of the Bears. The new sports complex will be a joint field for the football and lacrosse teams. The new facility will accommodate 6,000 fans.
After a 70 year hiatus, Mercer President, William Underwood is thrilled football will be back in Middle Georgia.
"Football is an important part of the culture in the south. And I think college football does bring a certain quality and energy to communities that nothing else does."
The complex is expected to be complete early next fall. The football players will take the field in August 2013 for the first time since 1941.