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Groundbreaking Completed for Briner Sports Complex

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: November 22, 2010
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Ball State University broke ground Sat., Nov. 20, on the new Briner Sports Complex, which will include a new soccer facility and an entryway for the soccer, field hockey and track facilities located just north of Scheumann Stadium.

The $1.7 million project will be known as the Briner Sports Complex to recognize the outstanding contribution of Ken and Peggy Briner, who are longtime loyal fans and contributors to Ball State athletics.

"We are extremely excited to break ground on the Briner Sports Complex," Ball State athletics director Tom Collins says.  "Ken and Peggy Briner are wonderful people who have dedicated a large part of their lives to the Ball State and Muncie community.  They are extremely loyal fans who have travelled to a number of Ball State sporting events, and rarely if ever miss a home event.  We are very grateful they have chosen to make a substantial donation toward this project, and we are looking forward to its completion and the opportunities it provides for our student-athletes."

In addition to the Briners, the project has been helped substantially by contributions from Bill Irving and Family, Terry and Cheryl Walker, Michael P. Smith, David M. Czapor, Gordon and Pam Cox and R. Donald Bell.

"We could not have moved forward with the Briner Sports Complex if not for the help of all of these people," Collins says.  "The Briners were the lead gift and the others were all major contributors and willing to assist Ball State athletics with the improvement of facilities for our student-athletes.  We are thankful these loyal supporters were willing to contribute to the Briner Sports Complex, and we look forward to its completion."

In addition to the new soccer facility and entryway for the competition fields north of Scheumann Stadium, the Briner Sports Complex will include a press box and storage building for soccer and restrooms for soccer, field hockey, track and Benadum Woods.  The project is expected to be completed July 31, 2011.

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