Athletic Director Dr. Larry Papenfuss, President Dr. Pamela Jolicoeur and Provost Dr. Mark Krejci break ground to signal the start of the "Update the Jake" project.

Update the Jake Groundbreaking!

Groundbreaking Ceremony Picture Gallery

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/05/10)--- Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new “Update the Jake” outdoor facilities project on May 5. The ceremony was held on the football field of Jake Christiansen Stadium. The event was the kickoff for the first phase of the $5 million project to update the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex.

Concordia President Pamela Jolicoeur, Provost Mark Krejci, Athletic Director Larry Papenfuss as well as head football coach Terry Horan and baseball coach Bucky Burgau were on hand to dig the first shovels of dirt for the FieldTurf portion of the project.

The first phase will include replacing the natural grass on the football field with FieldTurf. In addition, the entire baseball infield will also be replaced with FieldTurf. A new electronic wireless timing system will be installed and used at all track and field competitions held at the stadium. The first phase will feature paved parking spots at the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex.

Digging for the FieldTurf project will begin immediately and barring any weather delays, will be finished by August 1.