Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for NSU Athletic and Recreation Fields

NSU turf field

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Northern State University’s new Athletic and Recreation Fields.

The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the new fields, located east of the former Jerde Hall site.

The Athletic and Recreation Fields is one of three projects of the Educational Impact Campaign. The $45 million campaign, a collaborative effort between Northern and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, has already received pledges totaling $35 million.

Northern broke ground on the Athletic and Recreation Fields project in April. The project includes a new competition field for the NSU soccer team and new practice field for the NSU football team, with a pavilion between the two. The fields opened for the fall 2018 athletic season.

The other two projects of the Educational Impact Campaign are a new School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and an on-campus regional sports complex, which includes Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field.

The new SDSBVI facility will be constructed at the former Jerde site, with a projected completion date of fall 2019. Once SDSBVI has moved into the new school, its current facility will be demolished and work will begin spring 2020 on the regional sports complex, with completion expected by 2022.

For more information on campus improvement projects at Northern, visit the NSU Master Plan webpage.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions