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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Sports - G

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George Finnie Stadium

Citation: James D. Harvey, ed., Pursuit 3, no. 1 (August 1970): 22.

The College will begin construction of a bowl stadium at the site of the Ray E. Watts athletic field, it has been announced by Dr. A. B. Bonds, president. The new structure is scheduled for completion in time for the Yellow Jackets' 1971 football season.

The new facility, which will seat 8010, will feature artificial turf. Plans call for construction of a team house with home and visiting locker rooms, showers, equipment and training rooms. Two concession stands and public rest rooms will also be included.

Challenge gifts have been made to the College for more than half of the $1.3 million project cost. Hugh Chronister '55, president of the B-W Alumni Lettermen's Association, has announced a drive to raise $250,000 toward matching funds as part of the 125th Anniversary Campaign.

The field for the new facility will be encircled by a quarter-mile, artificial surface track with eight 42" lanes which meets NCAA standards.

Heine, Crider and Williamson, Berea, are architects for the new B-W stadium and the contractor is R. S. Ursprung.