Announcing the Betty Kohn Fieldhouse

Thanks to a generous donor, we will break ground on a new athletic center April 10!

An athletic center has been a priority in our Equipping Christian Witnesses campaign. We’re grateful for the many gifts we received from individuals, congregations, and schools—gifts that laid a generous financial foundation for facilities.

Recently, God moved the heart of a very generous donor to provide a transformational gift that will allow construction of the athletic center to commence.

Named the Betty Kohn Fieldhouse, this 36,000-square-foot indoor turfed facility will be located at the MLC Athletic Field Complex west of the main campus, near the soccer and baseball fields. Featuring large practice areas, baseball/softball batting cages, golf simulators, and locker rooms, it will answer many of the pressing needs of today and help us offer expanded opportunities tomorrow.

Specifically, the fieldhouse will . . .

  • Support a year-round PE curriculum
  • Enable all spring sports to practice regularly
  • Provide additional team locker rooms
  • Allow for additional intramural offerings
  • Provide opportunities for health and wellness
  • Create community connections
  • Decrease off-campus facility rental fees

We will break ground April 10, and we anticipate student use by January 2022. “We are thankful to God for the generosity of so many people,” said MLC President Rich Gurgel. “The Betty Kohn Fieldhouse will serve our student body well. It is also a significant beginning to our long-range plans for making our campus even more attractive to prospective students. And we look forward to exploring how the fieldhouse can serve the recreation needs of the New Ulm community as well.”