ST. JOSEPH -- The Coborn Family foundation has given half a million dollars to the College of Saint Benedict.

The donation is to help develop and construct the College Avenue Athletic Fields.

Located on the east side of College Avenue between Renner House and Centennial Commons, the fields consist of:

  • Two soccer/lacrosse fields, with the varsity field having spectator seating and artificial turf
  • Two softball fields
  • Three multi-use fields
  • An athletic center featuring lockers, a training room, and restrooms and concessions for fans.

Construction began last fall, and will continue until the end of spring.

The varsity fields are expected to be ready for use by the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

The center is being built with green technology, and will be open to club sports teams and intramurals.