Dordt University Unveils New Community Athletic Complex
The new facility will not only host the Dordt athletics teams but also its intramural and recreational activities. Additionally, the space will be made available to the public for adult and youth leagues.A recent story from SiouxlandNews.com highlighted the ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce Dordt University’s 8,000-sq. ft. athletic facility.
Below is an excerpt from the SiouxlandNews.com story.
“It’s partly about Dordt University and their ability to have athletic practices here but it’s also about public recreation and inviting our citizens [to use the facility],” said David Krahling, mayor of Sioux Center. “And it’s also about bringing people in from the surrounding area to enjoy the facility. We expect a combination of those things to help us draw more people into town, things including scheduled tournaments and that sort of thing. So there are lots of opportunities for people to come and visit Sioux Center.”
“Our athletic teams will practice in here, our students will come in here to do intramural activities and recreation activities. But that’s less than half our facility, the rest is for our community: for people to come in and have walking memberships, we have Tuesday night soccer tournaments for the adults in the community, we’ll have Saturday morning soccer in here; it’s not just for Dordt University it’s for the entire community,” said Erik Hoekstra, President of Dordt University.