Monday, August 20, 2007

Quakers Set to Break in New Stadium

Earlham football players are returning to campus, with more than their usual excitement this fall. When the Quakers stepped on campus, they found almost completely new digs as Darrell Beane Stadium underwent a $2 million renovation which began earlier this year.

The new 6,500-square foot facility will serve as the football team's locker room. Earlham also added a new scoreboard, grandstand, fully-wired press box and a gathering plaza for fans, players and family, amongst other additions.

The Richmond Palladium-Item reports the locker room, air-conditioned and carpeted, was an especially big hit with returning players.

The stadium is named for the late Darrell Beane, a 1955 graduate of Earlham and a generous supporter of all of the Quaker athletic programs, especially football. There will be a dedication for the upgrade during the Oct. 20 homecoming game against Kenyon.

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