A stadium renovation at Buena Vista University is expected to be completed for the Fall sports seasons. The school is spending $2.4-million to renovate Rollins Stadium which includes a new synthetic turf playing surface and a new track.
Buena Vista athletic director Jan Travis says it will be a much larger oval so they can have an official size soccer field inside the track. That will allow them to hold soccer games on campus.
Travis says the upgrades will bring the stadium up to date and says many high schools, including smaller ones, have field turf, and athletes are used to playing on it. She says it will help in recruiting athletes.
Travis says the improvements should be far enough along to allow the Buana Vista football team to open its home season on September 17th.
She says they are hoping to get funds for lighting for night soccer games, but she says there will be some juggling of things in the first month.