Indiana Tech has received an anonymous $4 million gift that will go toward the construction of an indoor track and field facility at the university’s Warrior Park athletic complex. The building will include a six-lane competition track installed by Beynon Sports.
Indiana Tech says the interior of the track will have a turf surface, which will allow other athletic teams to utilize the space.
“Indiana Tech is eternally grateful for this wonderful and historic gift,” said Indiana Tech President Dr. Karl Einolf. “This is one of the largest donations to our university in its 91-year history, and it will help us build a facility that serves not only Indiana Tech athletes, but additional track and field athletes throughout Allen County. This donor’s selflessness gives Fort Wayne a great victory. Thank you.”
Indiana Tech expects to make the facility available for use by local track and field athletes from area colleges, universities and high schools when it is not being used by Indiana Tech teams.
“One of our goals in buying the Donald Ross Golf Club and building our Warrior Park athletic complex there was to spur positive growth on the south side of our great city,” Einolf said. “We are hopeful this project will continue that momentum.”
Ground was broken for Warrior Park in 2018, nearly two months after Indiana Tech announced its intention to purchase Donald Ross Golf Club and develop the back nine for university athletic teams. The complex is comprised of a softball stadium, an outdoor track and field stadium and the Warrior Multipurpose Athletic Building.
“This donation will make a major impact in the daily training of our student-athletes,” said Indiana Tech head men’s and women’s track and field coach Doug Edgar. “To have a meet-level facility of our own is amazing; this is a huge step forward for our program!”
Indiana Tech says its indoor track and field facility will attach to the east side of the Warrior Multipurpose Athletic Building. Groundbreaking for the facility is expected to be announced soon.