Construction of the new sports complex at Kansas Wesleyan University is progressing. According to the school, construction is expected to be completed in mid-August, in time for the first home games for men’s and women’s soccer and football.
With a seating capacity of approximately 2,000 seats, the stadium complex will include a press box, video deck, concession stand, two game day locker rooms, storage, and men’s and women’s restrooms.
The Graves Family Sports Complex has had several work crews on site in March. Hellas Construction has begun laying the rubberized surface on the new eight-lane track. It’s one of the final steps for Hellas, which completed the installation of the artificial turf on Gene Bissell Field and the practice field late last year.
Local contractors have begun work pouring the concrete for the footings of the new stadium and built the sidewalk on the east side of the complex along Osborne Street. The resurfacing of the tennis courts will be completed later in the summer.
“It’s exciting to look at the renderings of the stadium, because not only does it fit in so well with the campus architecture, it’s easy to envision the stands filled with students, alumni and community members on game day, cheering for the Coyotes,” said Mike Hermann, director of KWU Athletics. “The completion of the track and the start of the construction of the KWU stadium are two more major steps that will allow this project to be ready in time for the fall sports season.”
The university is planning to add two brick ticket booths, a pavilion, and a Martin Stadium monument to the stadium complex.