DSU breaks ground on new Athletics Events Center
Pictured L-to-R: Madison Central Superintendent Joel Jorgenson; Russell Olson, HCPD Chief Executive Director; District 8 Senator Casey Crabtree; former Regent Randy Schaefer; Shirley Blankley; Matt Hocks, COO of Sanford Health; Jon Schemmel, DSU Vice President of Institutional Advancement; DSU President José-Marie Griffiths; Miles Beacom, DSU Alumnus and CEO of PREMIER Bankcard; Brian Kern, Owner and President of Rosebud Wood Products; Jeff Dittman, DSU Athletic Director -KJAM Radio/AlphaMedia

Dakota State University broke ground Monday on the first phase of the university’s new Athletics Events Center.  The groundbreaking was held at Trojan Field in Madison.  

More than 45-million dollars has been raised toward the one-hundred million dollar fundraising goal for the facilities.  

DSU President José-Marie Griffiths said that the new facilities will benefit more than just Dakota State.

Griffiths said that people should see some of the new facilities in action within the next year.

Those attending Monday’s groundbreaking at DSU also heard from DSU Athletic Director Jeff Dittman, Brian Kern, Owner and President of Rosebud Wood Products, DSU Student Athlete Shaylee DeBeer, District 8 Senator Casey Crabtree, and DSU Alumnus and CEO of PREMIER Bankcard, Miles Beacom.  

The DSU Athletics Events Center will include an upgraded football stadium, relocated track, esports arena, soccer field, indoor gathering space, Athletics Hall of Fame, and more. 

DSU President José-Marie Griffiths

 

 

May 3, 2022