University Announces Fundraising Efforts for Stadium Operations and Media Center
October 12, 2021 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven University has announced plans to construct the Belhaven Bowl Stadium Operations and Media Center. This project represents the completion of a $4 million transformation of the historic Belhaven Bowl in 2016. This included the installation of a custom turf playing surface, comfortable chairback seating for 1200 people, and a state-of-the-art Daktronics video board.
The University is currently raising the funds through the Belhaven Bowl Champions Fund. The new Stadium Operations and Media Center will provide essential state-of-the-art facility in-game resources for sport coaches, game officials, video board content staff, live stream support, broadcast and film crews, statisticians, and game-day support staff. The building will be flanked with outdoor pavilions equipped with ceiling fans and available for seating and entertainment. Restroom facilities both indoor and out are included amenities.
Located in the heart of the Belhaven University campus, the Belhaven Bowl Stadium is home to both men’s and women’s soccer, the football program and to our country’s oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree.
The Belhaven Bowl Stadium is one of the most beautiful NCAA Division III football and soccer fields in the nation. Additional uses of the facility include, but are not limited to, various summer sports camps, intramural athletics, and student life programming.
University athletes have earned three national championships for Belhaven. For the first time, there will be a physical memorial honoring those accomplishments. This project will include an impressive visual presentation honoring:
1983 NAIA National Champions – Tennis
1992 NAIA National Champions – Soccer
2012 NAIA National Champions – Soccer
Riverside Rumble Victory over Millsaps College - Football
Since 1964, the oldest singing Christmas tree in the nation has entertained residents of central Mississippi from the confines of the Belhaven Bowl. The Stadium Operations and Media Center with its amenities and resources will be a great enhancement to the performance of the Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree.
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