Our Town Seward: Concordia Complex

Concordia University started raising funds back in 2003 for a new state of the art sports complex.

They broke ground in 2007 and the arena was completed in 2009 while the fieldhouse opened in 20-10.

The Walz Human Performance Complex is the new, 24 million dollar crowned jewel of the Concordia Campus.

It's impressive on both the outside and the inside. And Concordia President Brian Friedrich says it's been a long time in the making, "This has been a dream for more than 40 years. Just about the time we finished our physical education building in the 60's there was a dream for more space because of all the student athletes."

Amanda Kisker is a student athlete who knows she and her teammates have got it good, "Traveling to other conference schools you kind of feel spoiled feeling that this place is so nice and you get to play in one of the nicer, newer facilities."

Amanda says this facility have given Concordia a real edge in recruiting, "I've been on a couple of campus tours and they just walk in and their eyes get real big. You can see pictures on the Internet and coaches can tell you about it, but once you come in you're just, 'This is really cool.'"

Director of Athletics Devin Smith says there's not a bad seat in the house, "You can pick any spot in this arena and have a great vantage point of the athletic contests that go on here."

Devin says that Concordia is on the leading edge of sports technology with video replay boards and a TV crew, "This is our control room where we produce with all our webcasting capabilities of our athletic events in game whether it's men's basketball, women's basketball or volleyball...we even webcast graduation."

The sports complex includes a new weight room and a 68,000 square foot fieldhouse.

Everyone in Our Town Seward has benefited from the incredible new complex.

In addition to the Concordia student athletes, the entire community has been invited to exercise on the fieldhouse track during the winter months at no cost.


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