Memorial Stadium Renovation Complete

September 5, 2017

A panoramic view of the football fieldAfter three months of work on renovations to Wallace “Chief” Newman Field and the Aubrey-Bonham Track in Memorial Stadium, the project is now finished just in time for the start of the fall semester. 

The upgrades to the Wallace “Chief” Newman Field and Aubrey Bonham Track put our football, soccer, lacrosse, and track & field programs in a call of their own among NCAA Division III institutions,” said Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman. “These renewed enhancements will continue to provide our student-athletes with the first class amenities necessary for increased performance on the field and track.” 

The $1.3 million project was made possible by various generous supporters. Prominently, a $1 million leadership commitment provide by Carole Pickup ’57 and Richard H. Pickup ’55 helped with the track and field renovations as well as enable Whittier to make other strategic investments in its athletic programs. Other alumni and friends making significant commitments to the project include Christopher Martin ’94, Richard and Linda Ruben, John ’57 and Robin DeWitt, Donald J. ’74 and Cheryl Herrema, Austin ’85 and Tamara Major, Jack ’55 and Sandi Fox, and Zach Gerbarg P’07 and family.