George Fox breaks ground on new Stoffer Family Stadium
George Fox University ushered in a new era in athletics Monday, May 20, with a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on Stoffer Family Stadium, future home of the school's revived football and track and field programs.
The event served to honor the donors who helped make construction possible and provide details on how the project will impact George Fox and the Newberg community as a whole. Among the distinguished guests were Newberg Mayor Bob Andrews and donors Brad and Katharine Stoffer, Ken and Joan Austin, John and Marilyn Duke, and John and Joan Lemmons.
The event also featured speeches from President Robin Baker, 2004 track alumnus Ben Salisbury, George Fox football coach Chris Casey and Athletic Director Craig Taylor.
To date, more than $5.4 million of the $7.2 million project has been raised. Crews began work on the complex – which will include the synthetic-turf Lemmons Family Field, grandstand facilities and the Duke Athletic Center (home to a training facility, a locker room, offices and classrooms) – this spring, with construction due to be completed in time for football’s kickoff in September of 2014.To see a short video about the new stadium, click here. To read more about the Stoffer Family Stadium project, click here.