Outdoor Athletic Facilities

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Baseball Field

Harms Stadium at Hertel Field (baseball) received a facelift in 2020 with new stadium seating and an addition of a FieldTurf infield in 2013. 

Baseball Simulator

The Knief Pavilion was completed in 2016 and serves baseball, soccer and lacrosse fans with a concession stand, centrally located restrooms and an emergency shelter. It also includes a team meeting room and training area that can accommodate batting cages and soccer nets. The pavilion’s name recognizes the generous bequest of 1952 graduate Lotus Knief, which she made in honor of her father, Elmer Knief, who played baseball at Wartburg and graduated in 1918.

Lacrosse Field

The lacrosse field, built in 2014, features FieldTurf and doubles as a practice field for Wartburg’s soccer and football programs. 

Softball Field

Lynes Field (softball), host of the 2008 conference postseason tourney and two NCAA Division III regionals, also received an upgrade in 2013. 

Prairie Links Golf Course

Prairie Links Golf & Event Center hosted the 2008 NCAA Division III women’s golf championships and is the home course for the Knights. 

The Wartburg soccer field, with new lights in 2009, has hosted numerous NCAA tournament games. 

Tennis Courts

Newly refurbished courts north of Walston-Hoover Stadium are home to the men’s and women’s tennis teams. 

Walston-Hoover Stadium

Walston-Hoover Stadium hosted the 2005 NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships (won by the Wartburg women) and two NCAA Division III football playoff games in 2014. Zimmerman Field features a FieldTurf football playing surface and an eight-lane, all-weather track.