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.

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

On Friday Oct. 17, 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.


Steady Progress

October 27, 2014


With much of the concrete retaining walls in place along the west side of the track, fill dirt is being put on top of a wall to allow trucks to travel over it. Meanwhile, you'll notice that the piles of dirt where Glen Martin Stadium once stood are being moved to the other side of the project near the practice field preparation. More forms are in place for concrete between the track and the practice field. And much of the four-foot tall retaining wall along Osborne Street has been poured into the wooden form. More forms remain to be built and more concrete work lies ahead, but this is getting pretty exciting. Daily progress. If you're in town, drive by.


Hauling Away Dirt and Pouring Concrete

October 24, 2014