Focus on the Future: Outdoor Athletic Facility Enhancements

Thanks to generous support during the Transforming Tomorrow Campaign, Wartburg was able to make significant enhancements to its outdoor athletic facilities.

Focus on the Future, Wartburg’s constituent-based planning initiative, recommended the College go a step further and complete much-needed improvements to the spectator seating areas for baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s soccer. Our vision is to package these enhancements to these venues into one combined project, estimated to cost $1.5 million and provide significant benefit for years to come.

A $750,000 challenge gift, made by Jack and Sarah Salzwedel of Middleton, Wis., has set the pace for a proposed $1.5 million outdoor athletic facilities project that will enhance the playing and viewing experience for seven Wartburg College sports. The Salzwedels’ gift, when matched with gifts from other alumni and friends, will provide the funding needed to enhance seating at the baseball, softball and soccer fields; make improvements to the start/finish area at the Max Cross Country Course; install lighting on the college’s lacrosse/multipurpose field, which also is used by both soccer teams; install a fence around the soccer field; and create a hard-surface parking area adjacent to the Knief Pavilion, located near the baseball and soccer fields.

Completing the Outdoor Athletic Facilities Project helps to fulfill Focus on the Future recommendations centered on Student Success, including those developed by the task force groups assigned to Living & Learning Environment as well as Student Recruitment, Support, Engagement, and Satisfaction.

Baseball Enhancements

Baseball Seating Rendering
Baseball Seating Rendering 2
Baseball Seating Rendering Facing Field

Soccer Enhancements

Soccer Seating Enhancements
Soccer Seating Enhancements
Soccer Seating Enhancements

Softball Enhancements

Softball Enhancement Rendering
Softball Enhancement Rendering
Softball Enhancement Rendering