Washington Adventist University (WAU) officially celebrated its new, $1.8 million artificial turf ball field in Takoma Park, Md. today with an opening ceremony and the first men’s soccer home game. The field includes updated lighting, a new score board and new bleachers.
“This new ball field is another exciting enhancement to WAU’s campus, and it represents another step forward in our efforts to turn this good university into a great university,” says Weymouth Spence, WAU president. “The new field will better serve our students, faculty and staff, and the community.”
The field–which will accommodate soccer games, intramural sports, and a variety of community activities throughout the year– is part of an overall effort by WAU to improve its physical campus. During the past five years, the university has made investments of more than $16 million, reaping visible and effective results. The list of completed projects includes a new $6.3 million music building, a $1.2 million dining hall renovation, a $1.1 million activity center, and a host of smaller renovation projects that include new paint, furniture and flooring in the dormitories, classrooms and library.
Transforming the physical campus is part of WAU’s “Vision 2020: Growing With Excellence” plan, which is guiding the university’s metamorphosis into one of the premier small universities in the mid-Atlantic region.
Story by WAU staff/ Photos by Celeste Ryan Blyden