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Transformation through athletics. 

At Bethel University, athletics are a life-changing experience for student-athletes. More than 500 Bethel students—about 25% of the student body—participate in intercollegiate athletics. As a top-tier Division III school, Bethel produces competitive teams whose athletes excel both on and off the field. 

The first finish line. 

Through the support of generous donors, Bethel met a key campaign goal to begin work in May 2021 to transform Royal Stadium. We will add:

  • multiuse artificial turf on the football field
  • a nine-lane track that will allow Bethel to host home meets as well as regional and national competitions
  • new jump, vault, and throws areas for track and field

The race ahead. 

But more support is needed to continue providing a transformative experience for student-athletes. Next, we will add:

  • a turf practice field, which will provide much-needed practice space for multiple programs
  • lights for Royal Stadium to increase usage and allow for night events
  • an upgraded press box at Royal Stadium

Bethel athletics transform students’ lives, building character and maturity that last a lifetime. As graduates, they use the life lessons they learned in sports to lead and serve with commitment, dedication, and determination.

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