Outdoor Athletic Facilities

Wartburg College boasts some of the best athletic facilities in NCAA Div. III. 

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. 

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

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


Quick Facility Highlights

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.

Max Cross Country Course is a 130-acre course built on rolling hills adjacent to campus. The site hosted the 2010 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships as well as NCAA Regionals in 2011, 2018, and 2019. Additionally, it hosts several high school invitationals. 

The Salzwedel Field added new stadium seating in 2020 and lighting in 2009. The venue has hosted numerous NCAA tournament games. 


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Baseball Stadium view of field
Hertel Baseball Field
Walston-Hoover Stadium
Walston-Hoover Stadium
Softball Stadium Seating
Lynes Softball Field
Baseball Simulator
Knief Pavillion
Meirink Family Tennis Facility
Meirink Family Tennis Facility
Salzwedel Field
Salzwedel Field
Maxx Cross Country Course
Max Cross Country Course
Prairie Links Golf Course
Prairie Links Golf Course