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We reached our first milestone in the athletics priority of the Called to More campaign. Now we're looking toward our next finish line.

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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Renderings show what Royal Stadium will look like after additions through the Called to More campaign.

The Called to More campaign is the most ambitious in Bethel's history. It will support critical facilities upgrades for athletics..