Washington Adventist University Opens New $1.8 Million Ball Field
TAKOMA PARK, MD — Washington Adventist University (WAU) officially opened its new $1.8 million artificial turf ball field in Takoma Park, MD, on September 9. The event was celebrated with the university’s first men’s soccer team home game of the season, and a dinner. The ball field includes new lights, a new scoreboard and new bleachers.
“This new ball field is another exciting enhancement to WAU’s campus, and it represents another step forward in our efforts to turn this good university into a great university,” says Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D, R.T. “The new field will better serve our students, faculty and staff, and the community.”
The field — which will accommodate soccer games, intramural sports and a variety of community activities throughout the year — is part of an overall effort by WAU to improve its physical campus. During the past five years, the university has made investments of more than $16 million, reaping visible and effective results. The list of completed projects includes a new $6.3 million music building; a $1.2 million dining hall renovation; a $1.1 million activity center; and a host of smaller renovation projects that include new paint, furniture and flooring in the dormitories, classrooms and library.
Transforming the physical campus is part of Washington Adventist University’s Vision 2020: Growing with Excellence plan, which is guiding the university’s metamorphosis into one of the premier small universities in the mid-Atlantic region.