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John Blakeman

On May 16, Millikin officially broke ground for a much-needed transformation ‒ new artificial turf playing surface for Frank M. Lindsay Field. Since 1904, football has been a fall tradition for the Big Blue. This project will not only allow that tradition to continue on an improved playing surface, but will also enable the university to expand the use of the field to other sports and events on campus. The project, part of Millikin’s “Transform MU” capital campaign, is being funded by donors to the university, and also includes the installation of field lighting and resurfacing the track.

In addition to football games, the improved facility will serve as the new home field for the soccer teams, will continue to host track & field events, and will serve as a practice facility for softball and baseball teams during the early portion of the spring season.

Donations to the project have included numerous gifts to name areas of the new field in honor of two outstanding MU football coaches and alumni: the late Don Shroyer ’50 and Carl Poelker ’68.

Watch for updates on the construction project at millikin.edu/athletics.

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL