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Selected Stories and Online Features About Wittenberg University's Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex

Springfield News-Sun: Photo Gallery: Wittenberg's New Indoor Athletic Complex

WHIO TV Dayton/Springfield News-Sun: Wittenberg unveils new $50M athletic facility (Oct. 25, 2019)

  • Wittenberg University is debuting its new $50 million dollar athletic facility to the campus and Springfield communities — during the university’s homecoming this weekend. The project has been unveiled in phases. The last addition is the most grandiose — ‘The Steemer,’ which is 135,000 square feet and includes an artificial turf field, six lane indoor track and state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center. Read More...

University News: Wittenberg University To Dedicate $50 million Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex (Oct. 16, 2019)

  • Wittenberg will officially celebrate the opening of its 265,000-square-foot fully expanded and renovated Health, Wellness & Athletics (HWA) Complex during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Oct. 24-27. With community building at its core, the $50 million complex and sought-after regional resource begins a new standard of excellence in Division III. Dedication festivities are slated for Friday, October 25. Read More...

Video Feature: Wittenberg University Health, Wellness & Athletics Sustainability Initiatives (April 30, 2019)

Dayton Business Journal: Local University Provides First Look At $50M Athletics Complex (March 5, 2019)

  • The focal point of this massive project is "The Steemer," a 135,000-square-foot indoor athletics complex that will feature a 300-meter track, a playing surface for multiple sports, batting cages, a strength center, press box and concession stand. Read More...

University News: New $50-Million Health, Wellness and Athletics Facilities to Open in Fall 2019 (March 1, 2019)

  • Springfield-area leaders and local media visited Wittenberg’s campus, Feb. 27, to get a special preview tour of the University’s new Health, Wellness and Athletics (HWA) facilities. In addition to an hour-long tour led by Wittenberg Vice President and Director of Athletics Gary Williams, the event offered an opportunity for guests to hear from President Michael L. Frandsen, ask questions, and learn more about how these facilities support Wittenberg’s commitment to student success and ongoing community engagement. Read More...

Springfield News-Sun/WHIO: Wittenberg Gives Sneak Peek Of $50 Million Dollar Athletic Center (February 28, 2019)

  • Wittenberg officials unveiled part of the university’s new $50 million dollar athletic facility on Wednesday.Vice President and athletic director Gary Williams said the project marries restoration, renovation and new construction. Read More...

University News: University Breaks Ground For New Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex (March 24, 2017)

  • Wittenberg University officially broke ground today on its nearly $40 million Health, Wellness and Athletics (HWA) Complex. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at 2 p.m. behind the current Health Physical Education and Recreation Center. Read More...

Video Feature

  • Watch speeches delivered at the groundbreaking ceremony for Wittenberg University's Health, Wellness, and Athletics Complex by Lauren Buelow '19, Michael Frandsen, Dick Helton, and Wes Bates '70. Click Here...

University News: Special Video Shows How Wittenberg Is Redefining Health, Wellness and Athletics (October 6, 2016)

  • With hundreds of community members on hand to celebrate, Oct. 6, Interim President Dick Helton announced that Wittenberg has raised 83 percent of the funds required to begin construction of the university's new Health, Wellness and Athletics Complex, signaling the official start of the public phase of the campaign. Read More...

University News: Wittenberg University Secures Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (April 6, 2016)

  • Through the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program administered by the National Park Service (NPS), the rehabilitation of Wittenberg University’s historic field house, built in 1929, and the construction of its Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex will receive approximately $3.9 million in federal historic tax incentives, putting the institution one step closer to achieving its goal of $40.5 million for the project, which includes a $2 million endowment that will create $110,000 each year to run the indoor facility. Read More...

Springfield News-Sun: Wittenberg Awarded $375K Tourism Grant For Athletics Complex (March 16, 2016)

  • The Clark County Convention Facilities Authority has awarded Wittenberg University a $375,000 grant to support the school’s $40 million athletic complex upgrades. Read More...

University News: Grant Funding Supports New Health, Wellness And Athletics Expansion Initiative (March 14, 2016)

  • Wittenberg University’s Office of Advancement is excited to announce that the Clark County Convention & Facility Authority (CFA) has awarded the university a grant of $375,000 in support of the Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex initiative. Read More...

University News: University Awarded Historic Tax Credits To Help Fund HWA Project (December 16, 2015)

  • The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded Wittenberg University $4,547,681 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to aid in the restoration of the historic field house built in 1929 and the construction of the Health, Wellness & Athletics Complex. Read More...
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