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Capital Projects

Recreation & Wellness Facilities

Video: Recreation and Wellness Facilities

In the context of its traditional commitment to improving the mind, body and spirit, the campus community recognizes the importance of serving wellness and recreation needs of the campus and the surrounding community, as well as the physical education and athletic needs. Redevelopment of the land resources on the lower campus into multipurpose facilities and fields will serve this goal. Plans arising out of the work of the campus master plan for facilities include:

  • All-Weather Lighted Athletic Fields
  • Olson Auditorium and Gymnasium

Athletic Field Naming Opportunities

Donors can choose to name a portion of the new all-weather athletic fields for gifts of $10,000 and above. Because the fields will be configured for multiple uses, all names cannot be placed on the actual surface. A graphic representation of the fields will be created and displayed signifying which area a donor or donors have named.

Exclusive Naming Rights

$1.5 million

  • Athletic Field


  • Lighting System


  • Football Goal Post
  • Lacrosse Goal
  • Portable Bleachers
  • Scoreboard
  • Soccer Goal


  • End Zone
  • Keeper Box
  • Kick-off Circle
  • Team bench


  • Goal Line
  • 50-yard line


  • Penalty Box
  • 40-yard line


  • 30-yard line


  • Corner-kick flag

Multiple Donor Recognition Opportunities


  • 20-yard line Club


  • 10-yard line Club


  • Donor Wall
Joey Cheek speaking at the Wang Center Symposium

Students tackle global issues with
local – and global – leaders
For the fourth time since 2003, PLU has welcomed international thinkers to campus as part of the Wang Center International Symposia. The overarching goal of PLU's biennial international symposia is to stimulate serious thinking about contemporary issues and to provide a forum for the campus community to engage individuals of international, national and local stature. For instance, last spring's symposia, "Understanding the World Through Sports and Recreation," brought gold medal–winning Olympic speed skater Joey Cheek to Tacoma, who is leading a coalition of athletes committed to bringing an end to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Previous symposia brought international thinkers to campus to discuss issues such as peace-building and global health issues.

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