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Bethel breaks ground for new facility in Thresher Stadium

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 10/25/2022 - 12:12
Fall Festival groundbreaking for stadium locker room

The college and the athletic department celebrated the start of construction of a new locker room facility on the Bethel campus with a groundbreaking Oct. 8 as part of the annual Fall Festival.

Representatives of the college and project contractors McCownGordon Construction of Wichita, along with coaches, and current student-athletes, joined athletic and other alumni and friends, on campus for Fall Fest, to mark the occasion.

Thresher Stadium facility gets go-ahead

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:38
THresher Stadium

The Bethel board's approval of a major addition to the Thresher Sports Complex begins the public phase of a capital campaign to build a football locker room after nearly four years of “quiet” work by athletics and advancement staff.

The facility will also have features that serve each of the 19 varsity sports in which Bethel competes.

The current locker room, in the basement of Goering Hall on the north side of campus, has been subject to flooding and water damage from groundwater seepage – “three times over the past four years,” said Tony Hoops, athletic director.

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