Big delay for La Verne athletic complex

This from Wes Woods II last week:

LA VERNE – The completion deadline for the University of La Verne’s new athletic complex has been pushed back five years to January 2018, due in part to the state of the economy.

The extension for the joint city and university project was approved Monday night at the La Verne City Council meeting.

Philip Hawkey, executive vice president of the University of La Verne, described the vote as a formality in terms of modifying the contract because the university had been in discussion with the city.

“It reflects the state of the economy,” Hawkey said