(Originally posted on The Sojourn’s website on October 13, 2016)
The Indiana Wesleyan University board of trustees met on Oct. 7 to approve plans for the new football stadium.
According to a press release from the board, the budget for the stadium is $16 million and construction has already started.
The board revealed that IWU received $5.5 million to help pay for the stadium; IWU President Dr. David Wright has not revealed who donated the gift.
The press release said the stadium project will include a 17,000 square foot building with player and coach locker rooms, an athletic training suite and a weight/exercise training room for all IWU athletes. The project also includes artificial turf, concession stands and “an area for entertaining alumni and other special guests.”
Other topics at the board meeting, according to the press release, included approving two new undergraduate programs: a bachelor’s degree in International Relations & Security and a bachelor’s degree in Design for Social Impact. Other programs approved included four certificate programs for graduate students enrolled in the Master of Education program. Those certificate programs are biology, technology digital literacy, mathematics and English.
There will be an IWU Community Meeting on Nov. 4 where Dr. Wright and the board will discuss these updates and announcements.