Oxford officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the new athletic complex at Oxford High School Monday afternoon.
More than 50 people, including parents, students and community leaders, met on the site of the new football field and track to discuss the $3.1 million project, which was approved by voters by a near 2-to-1 margin at referendum last week.
The project includes a synthetic turf field where students could play football, soccer or possibly lacrosse and field hockey one day if the school gets the two latter sports. The field will be surrounded by an eight-lane track. The proposal includes bleachers, lights and a press box. All told, the project is expected to take about four months.