Thiel College officials breaking ground Saturday for new track and field complex

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College officials will break ground on a new track and field complex at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the southwest end of campus.

The track and field facility will be near the baseball and softball fields and will complete the Tomcat Park complex. Leveling and site preparation will take place over the summer with work on the project continuing through next summer.

President Troy D. VanAken, Ph.D., will be joined by members of the 35th Annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction class at the announcement. The groundbreaking is being held as part of the College’s inaugural athletics reunion weekend.

“The completion of this project will bring all our current teams back on campus and provide valuable competition and training space. But the track and field complex is about much more than just athletics; it will also serve as a connection to the community and strengthen Thiel College’s ability to serve as a regional resource for recreation,” President VanAken said.

The track and field complex concludes a series of initiatives that began with the construction of Alumni Stadium and expanded with the beginning of Tomcat Park, which houses the college’s baseball and softball facilities.

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About Thiel College

Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.