Wittenberg officials have been working for several years to get to this point, Athletic Director Gary Williams said.
“The campus has been thinking about this project for a long time. This project and this construction is the work of a ton of people that have collaborated together. This has been one of the truest collaborations between a campus within itself and with the community to try to realize a facility that will be for everybody.”
Williams said it’s rare to find a sports complex like the one being built at a small school like Wittenberg.
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“I would tell you this building is one of kind for a small college campus like ours,” he said. “It is a transformational opportunity for a school like Wittenberg.”
Wittenberg University is a major Springfield employer with an estimated $70 million impact on the region’s economy. It opened in 1845.