Sports and Recreation Center (SRC)
Projected Cost: $1.2 million
Progress: $1,265,248 committed (as of 6/30/2022)
Luther’s Sports and Recreation Center (SRC) is gearing up for some much-needed improvements. The planned renovation of this 45,000-square-foot multipurpose facility includes a new floor surface that combines both performance and safety, replacement of the multipurpose netting system to maximize space utilization and protect users, and installation of a video board to enhance the overall spectator experience.
Constructed in 1991 as part of an expansion of Luther’s athletics complex, the SRC is heavily used year-round for practices, competition, recreation, and events. The facility currently houses a 200-meter, six-lane track; two batting cages; six tennis courts; and two basketball courts. This popular campus space is used by a wide range of teams, classes, individuals, and community members of all ages. It serves as one of Luther’s primary venues for indoor workouts, camps, and competitions.
With donor support, the new surface in the SRC will create the following benefits:
- better training and competition space for student-athletes in track and field and tennis
- reconfiguration to four doubles tennis courts
- additional straightaway lanes for hosting larger track and field meets
- upgraded venue for hosting prospective students at high school track and field meets, wrestling tournaments, and camps for baseball, soccer, softball, and tennis
- safer flooring for all campus and community users to recreate, train, and compete
Naming and Recognition Opportunities
|Facility Naming (Robert and Ann Naslund Sports and Recreation Center)||COMMITTED|
|200-meter Track Naming (Neubauer Indoor Track)||COMMITTED|
|Track Lane Recognition (2 of 6 available)||$25,000 ea.|
|Tennis Court Naming (Oertel/Leake Indoor Courts)||COMMITTED|
|Individual Court Recognition (0 of 4 available)||COMMITTED|
Whether being used by baseball and softball teams for preseason workouts, by tennis and track and field for indoor training and meets, or by community members walking and jogging inside to avoid the cold Iowa winters, the proposed renovation will positively impact both sports and recreation at Luther College for years to come.
Making a Gift
Gifts and pledges of all sizes are appreciated. Multiyear pledges may be fulfilled over two years. All gifts of $10,000 or more qualify for recognition on the donor wall in the facility. For more information on ways to support the Sports and Recreation Center renovation project, please call the Development Office at 800-225-8664 to speak with a development officer.
We are fortunate to have a space like the SRC, especially through Iowa’s cold winter months. It offers an opportunity for our track and field athletes to hone their technique and sharpen their fitness in preparation for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. With this much-needed renovation, we can do much more with the space to make it vibrant, efficient, and functional.Yarrow PascheHead Coach, Women's Cross Country and Track and Field