It starts with the building
Having a place for student-athletes to train, build and hone their skills is critical to their success. $3,000,000 will allow us to develop facilities that put us on the cutting edge of collegiate athletics. The three projects we're asking for support on are the Baseball/Softball Complex, Tippin Gymnasium Facilities and the Memorial Stadium Complex.
The Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium & Natatorium
The renovation and expansion of the 50-year-old Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium and Natatorium is underway. The project includes a new university arena, built as a bowl concept; a new natatorium with a swimming pool conforming to AAU standards and a diving pool for competition swimming and diving events; a multi-purpose auxiliary gym; a state-of-the-art wrestling room; a two-story, glass-enclosed strength and conditioning facility and athletic training center.
The facility will feature new restrooms and LED lighting fixtures throughout, and the HVAC system will be installed. The project is designed to achieve the LEED Silver level of sustainability under the US Green Building Council’s LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations.
Tippin Naming Opportunities
Memorial Stadium Complex
The Memorial Field—Memorial Stadium complex is the official home of football, women’s soccer, women’s track and cross country, baseball and softball.
The stadium opened September 1965 and was dedicated as Memorial Stadium April 16, 1966. The inaugural game as Memorial Stadium was a 39-6 win over Geneva College. That year, the Golden Eagles were 10-0 and won the PSAC Title.
The stadium, which seats 5,000, has press box facilities, a concession area, locker rooms for soccer and football, a training room and equipment storage area.
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
Adding turf to our our baseball and softball fields will not only provide both sports the opportunity to compete on a true home field, it will provide them with much-needed training and practice space throughout the year. Having access to good facilities is the key to safety, excellent game performance and student-athlete recruitment.
Baseball Turf Project
Softball Outfield Turf Project
Memorial Stadium Upgrades
To best impact the recruiting of students and enable Memorial Field to host NCAA and other events, the current track must be expanded and resurfaced to meet NCAA requirements.
Press Box: $100,000
As livestreaming of games becomes a regular part of our offerings, funding is needed to enhance the spaces within the Press Box and to add the necessary technology for PSAC and NCAA compliance.
Additional Memorial Stadium Naming Opportunities