Fields of Dreams
2002 – Ken and Joan Austin pledge 23 acres for the expansion of George Fox athletics.
2002 – The university’s board of trustees begins considering the reinstatement of football.
August 2007 – George Fox spends $1.5 million on street and site improvements around the Austin Sports Complex site.
2009 – The board of trustees requests a feasibility study on reintroducing football.
2009 – The university and Chehalem Park and Recreation District draft initial plans for the Austin Sports Complex.
July 9, 2009 – Phase one is launched with the announcement of a $1.2 million donation from Brad and Katherine Stoffer and their Boedecker Foundation.
October 2009 – Matching grant of $250,000 is offered by anonymous donor.
March 13, 2010 – Board of trustees decides to reinstate football.
April 13, 2010 – Groundbreaking ceremony is enhanced by the announcement of a $300,000 donation from Pacific Fibre Products of Longview, Wash.
Fall 2010 – The first synthetic field and multi-use building will be completed, and Bruin soccer teams will have a new home.
Spring 2012 – George Fox’s women’s lacrosse hopes to play its first season.
Fall 2013 – Kick off! University to sponsor an NCAA Division III football team in the new Stoffer Family Stadium.