Renovations begin with raising the level of the playing field to make it wide enough for a regulation NCAA-sized soccer field.
The playing surface will be replaced with a synthetic surface, which will diversify and increase the amount of usage for the stadium. Banta Bowl fans will benefit from new seating as the original fiberglass bleachers will be completely replaced. Fans entering the Banta Bowl will do so through an inviting plaza on the north end of the stadium. The current buildings on that end of the stadium will be razed and replaced with new structures. The centerpiece of the new construction will be locker room space for the Vikings. In addition, a new visitors’ locker room will be built, along with spaces for officials, concessions, ticket sales, public restrooms and storage. The parking lot will be refurbished. New lighting and a new LED scoreboard will also be added.
These renovations can have the same transformative effect on the student-athlete experience as the Warch Center has had on the college.