College Avenue Athletic Fields

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The College Avenue Athletic Fields began construction in the fall of 2016 on the land surrounded by the Centennial Commons to the north and the Renner House to the south. The Project was first suggested in the 2006 master plan of the campus. The fields were opened for the 2017-2018 season while the facilities were formally completed in January of 2018. The Coborn family pledged $500,000 of the $12,000,000 to CSB for the fields. The College Avenue Athletic fields feature seven fields: two soccer/lacrosse fields, two softball fields and three intramural multiuse fields with fixed seating; An additional athletic center building includes locker rooms, training rooms, and a concession stand. The first game played on the turf was CSB soccer vs. UW-River Falls in September 2017 and the first softball game was CSB versus Bethel in April 2018. 

In 2021 the athletic complex building was named in honor of Lois Wedl, OSB, who had, for decades, been “a regular and enthusiastic fixture at Bennies’ athletic events.”


Lenczewski, Bridget. “St. Joseph to gain new Fields,”  The Record, April 8, 2016, p. 1, 2. 
Dierberger, Megan. “CSB Field upgrages begin,”The Record, December 12, 2016, p. 12. 
Lammi, Sierra. “Coborn family funds new athletic fields,”The Record, February 24, 2017, p. 1. 
Killeen, Mike. “Play On!,”Saint Benedict’s Saint John’s Magazine, March 2017, p. 20. 
“This Year in Sports,”  The Record, May 5, 2017, p. 12. 
Toninato, Megan. “A New Home – CSB soccer fights on fresh turf,”  The Record, September 22, 2017, p. 10.
Govern, Shannon. “CSB new athletic fields completed, facilities not finished yet,”  The Record, September 29, 2017, p. 3. 
Jarchow, Meredith. “New Places to Meet, Greet, and Compete,” Saint Benedict’s Saint John’s Magazine Spring, March 2018, p. 18-19
Hinton, Mary Dana. “Field of dreams fulfilled at CSB,”The Record, September 20, 2019, p. 7.
CSB Athletics honors Sister Lois with building name,” September 25, 2021.  

See Also:

“Building Success All Across Campus,” Saint Benedict’s Magazine, Spring 2019, p. 8. 
College Avenue Athletic Fields – Modernizing Athletic Facilities at CSBCSB Building Projects
“CSB Opens New Outdoor Athletic Complex,”College of Saint Benedict Athletics 
“CSB Softball Field,”  College of Saint Benedict Athletics 
“CSB receives gift from Coborn Family Foundation for new athletic fields, complex,” CSB/SJU Community Newsroom, February 20, 2017
Rajkowski, Frank. “CSB Field gets boost,”St. Cloud Times, February 20, 2017.