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Lancaster Bible College is pleased to announce that they will break ground for the first phase of a new turf field, called the Donald H. Funk Field, on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the college’s Lancaster campus. The ceremony is open to the public.
The land design of the facilities comes from Derck & Edson Associates in Lititz, Pennslyvania and the facility will find its home where the current practice field is located for lacrosse and soccer. The first phase, scheduled for completion this fall, will feature a turf field, fence and lights. The next phases will be scheduled following the completion of the first phase, and will include locker room space, snack bar area and a press box, among other amenities.
The facilities will be used for the men’s and women’s soccer teams, as well as the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams. The field will also be used for intramural activities and other events on campus.
“The classroom of athletics continues to be a vital part of the Lancaster Bible College experience, and the addition of a turf field increases our ability to better serve all students and to enhance their overall experience at both the intercollegiate and intramural levels,” said Josh Beers, senior vice president of student experience at LBC. “Every student on our campus will benefit from this improvement either as a fan or participant. This is a significant step first and foremost for our students, and additionally for our continued growth as a college.”