Drexel University, West Catholic Prep Celebrate Official Opening Of New Athletics Field

093014 Drexel football Drexel University is opening up access to a new campus field for the football team from a high school neighbor. Cheerleaders from West Catholic Prep fired up the assembly Wednesday for the dedication of the new Maguire Field near 43rd and Powelton.

Brother Richard Kestler, West Catholic Prep’s president, says his team and coaches, were invited to share the new field, outfitted with artificial turf, with their Drexel neighbors. “To have such a facility right now is spectacular, okay, just absolutely spectacular. And, I hope it motivates our kids.”

Drexel’s director of athletics Eric Zillmer says it’s perfect partnership. “We have a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose synthetic turf field where West Catholic Prep can play football and practice. And, of course, for Drexel, we have club teams, intramural teams and varsity teams as well. “Zillmer says the field was made possible by a substantial contribution from James and Francis Maguire, through their Maguire Foundation.

Coverage from local media:

  • KYW 1060 radio segment. Listen here