Major Groundwork Begins for Corban’s New Outdoor Athletic Complex

Major groundwork and initial excavation is underway at the site of Corban’s new Outdoor Athletic Complex. The first phase of the project aims to renovate and remediate existing drainage problems that have plagued Corban’s playing surfaces in the past, with eyes toward the end goal of phase one, a new track and field complex complete with a turf playing field. This vital improvement signals a significant investment in athletics and campus experience. 

To spearhead the efforts, Corban has hired local Northwest company, K&E Excavation. “We understand this project has been in the works for a long time and are happy to help see this dream come true,” said John Kuenzi of K&E. “So far, we have installed the erosion control measures, removed all of the existing baseball field improvements, and are working on getting the ball field to subgrade.” 

In the coming months, the K&E team will be focusing on stripping and excavating the site, moving over 35,000 cubic yards of material, and making way for an advanced sub-drainage system that will ensure the onsite playability of all fields for phase one and beyond. 

For Warrior athletics, the benefit of state-of-the-art, on-campus facilities will only add to the competitiveness the Warriors have achieved in recent years. The commitment to these vital campus improvements aims to not only improve the experience for student athletes, but for the general student body, and community as well, through regular home game attendance, recreational and intramural use, and hosting community events, clubs, and tournaments. 

The project’s aggressive timeline is already up and running and on schedule. “We anticipate a completion date of late fall and are working with the administration at Corban to try and cut as much time off the schedule as possible,” Kuenzi said. With phase one set to arrive in late fall, student athletes and fans of Warrior athletics alike can look forward to an elevated experience, with future improvements and additions planned for ensuing phases in years to come. 

For more information, or to get involved in this exciting project, visit: https://connect.corban.edu/campaign/outdoor-athletic-complex/

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