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THE CAMPAIGN FOR
COUGAR ATHLETICS

As we pursued our own dream of athletic expansion, it became clear that our Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium would be bigger than MVNU. Much bigger. Providing modern practice and competition space to foster individual and team development — and serve as the foundation to build championship athletic programs — was just the beginning.

Phase I allowed us to install a turf field with lights, fencing, and scoreboard to provide the room we needed for our teams to excel. It also opened the door for inspiring community collaborations that will have an impact on youth athletics for generations to come.

With the start of Phase 2 in late September 2021, we are excited to see the daily progress of a 500-seat stadium that will include locker rooms, restrooms, concession, a press box, patio seating, and other amenities. The completion of this project is expected to enhance the game-day experience for athletes, fans, and broadcasters. Phase 2 should be completed for the start of fall sports 2022.

Generous donors embraced our pursuit of $3.9 million athletic expansion, including a matching gift of up to $1.4 million from Ariel Foundation. You can leave your legacy by investing in the stadium project. When you partner with us to bring our stadium to fruition, you invest in more than brick and mortar. You invest in the future of MVNU, in the educational and spiritual growth of our students, and in the community partnership and collaboration that prompts us all to Shine Forth.

  

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*Renderings provided by Strollo Architects

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FUNDING PROGRESS

57%

$2,212,233

RAISED TO DATE

$3,900,000

TOTAL GOAL

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in one of our naming opportunities, but need more information? Contact James Smith at james.smith@mvnu.edu.

Naming Opportunity Available Gift
Stadium 1 Reserved
Field 1 $500,000
Press Box 1 Reserved
Community Fields 1 Reserved
Lights 1 $150,000
Ticketing & Concessions Area 1 $75,000
Scoreboard 1 Reserved
Locker Rooms 2 $75,000
Individual Locker 60 $1,500
Training Room 1 $50,000
Pavilion/Picnic Shelter 1 Reserved
Party Patio 1 Reserved
All Seating 1 $50,000
Home Stands 1 Reserved
Away Stands 1 $25,000
Home Team Shelter/Bench 1 $15,000
Seat in Shelter 12 $1,500
Away Team Shelter/Bench 1 $15,000
Seat in Shelter 12 $1,500
Bench with Placard 5 Reserved
Tree with Placard 50 $1,000
Entry Brick Paver   Unlimited   $500
Donor Recognition Wall
Championship $350,000+
Leadership $100,000-$349,999
Partnership $50,000-$99,999
Fellowship $10,000-$49,999
Sponsorship $5,000-$9,999
Friendship $1,000-$4,999

“Athletics is important to the future of MVNU’s long-term enrollment plans. It is also a part of a holistic education. The Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium will further enhance our capacity to attract quality student-athletes. We are especially excited to work in partnership with the local community, as this project unfolds.”
MVNU President, Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II

“The dream is big, but we can already see the excitement about this project across our campus and around this community. We are excited to see this dream become a reality for MVNU and another signature athletic venue for our local community.”
Rev. James Smith, Vice President for University Relations

MVNU announces construction of Phase 2 of soccer and lacrosse stadium

Updated Sep 27 2021

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University soccer and lacrosse fans will be cheering on the Cougars from the stands of a new stadium in the fall of 2022. Phase 2 of the project will start in the coming days and is expected to be finished in summer 2022.

Women’s lacrosse coming to MVNU athletics

Updated Nov 01 2019

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — In keeping with its commitment to athletic expansion, Mount Vernon Nazarene University has announced the addition of women’s lacrosse for the 2021-22 season as part of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.

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