Baseball and softball are two pillars of Norse athletics. Men’s baseball, founded in 1891, was Luther’s first organized intercollegiate athletic team. Women’s softball began in 1969 and has earned national recognition among NCAA Division III teams. In support of both of these excellent Norse athletics programs, Luther College seeks to raise$1,000,000+ to build and furnish two best-in-the-league stadiums.
The proposed stadiums will be located on the sites of the current playing fields. The baseball stadium will seat 300+ spectators, and the softball stadium will seat 200+ spectators. Both venues will include black-netted safety screens behind home plate, press box facilities, and covered canopy areas on the upper levels. Highlighting Luther’s natural beauty, both venues will be landscaped to incorporate a raised berm to maximize the location, the westward view, and the scenic lower campus. Such attention to raised landscaping will also minimize poured concrete, while maximizing the stadium experience.