Westchester approves $25 million contract to restore Mount Vernon’s Memorial Field

Westchester approves $25 million contract to restore Mount Vernon's Memorial Field

City of Mount Vernon

Westchester County’s Board of Acquisition and Contract took the next major step in restoring Mount Vernon’s Memorial Field on Sanford Boulevard near the Pelham border, accepting a $25 million bid from general contractor LandTek Group for the project.

Memorial Field is directly across the boulevard from the Pelham school district’s Glover Field complex.

“The restoration of Memorial Field is both an important tangible and symbolic achievement in the revitalization of Mount Vernon,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer in a press release Friday. “My Administration made this commitment and I am immensely proud to see it begin to come to fruition. I look forward to our continued partnership with our excellent teammates in the city, putting shovels in the ground and getting to work.”

The county received four bids July 15 for the Memorial Field complex reconstruction. They were reviewed by the Department of Public Works and Transportation and LandTek selected as lowest.

LandTek, whose principles include former New York Jet Marty Lyons, is a New York-based general contractor founded in 1979 that specializes in sports facility design and construction, said the county release. The firm has worked with more than a thousand school districts and private schools throughout east coast, in addition to professional and private organizations including Columbia University, John F. Kennedy International Airport and New York City Football Club on its new practice facility.