Graves Family Sports Complex Progress

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Thank You For Making This Possible!

We appreciate everyone who gave a gift to the Graves Family Sports Complex campaign for Kansas Wesleyan University. You helped to make it possible to bring our teams home to campus and provide a wonderful resource for the Salina community. Construction crews are working hard to make great progress before the cold weather arrives.

We express our thanks in a short video. Click here to watch it.

Scroll down this webpage to see photos showing the progress on the construction of the Graves Family Sports Complex.

On Friday Oct. 17, 2014, KWU posted this sign on the back of the scoreboard.


Former Governor Graves Makes KWU Sports Complex Fundraising Announcement Oct. 16

On Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, Kansas Wesleyan University hosted alumni, board, coaches, athletes and other students, faculty, staff and donors, plus the public and the media, for a special announcement by former Kansas Governor Bill Graves ’76, and legendary KWU football coach Gene Bissell regarding the successful conclusion of the fundraising campaign for the newly named Graves Family Sports Complex. Mr. Graves served as national chair, and Coach Bissell served as honorary chair, of the Sports Complex fundraising committee. The event kicked off 2014 Homecoming Weekend for the university, when Bissell's 1971 football team, which included Graves, was inducted into the KWU Coyote Athletics Hall of Fame, along with other teams and individual athletes, during a breakfast and awards ceremony at 8 a.m. Saturday Oct. 18 in Muir Gymnasium. READ ABOUT THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT HERE.



Rolling Out Gene Bissell Field

October 31, 2014


Today, workers began unrolling the rolls of artificial turf for the competition field at the Graves Family Sports Complex. This long awaited day arrived after temperatures had dipped to the mid-20s overnight. The expected warmer temperatures and sunny skies over the weekend will help the gluing process go smoothly.


Preparing for Installation

October 30, 2014