Richard L. Jantz Stadium

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Richard L. Jantz Stadium
Former names Sonner Stadium
Location Winfield, Kansas
Owner Southwestern College
Operator Southwestern College
Capacity 4,000
Surface grass
Construction
Broke ground 2009
Opened 2010
Construction cost $4 Million (U.S.) [1]
Tenants
Southwestern College Moundbuilders

Richard L. Jantz Stadium (formerly "Sonner Stadium") is a sport stadium in Winfield, Kansas. The facility is primarily used by the Southwestern College Moundbuilders football and track & field teams. The grass field is named "Art Kahler Field" from prominent Southwestern alum Art Kahler and the surrounding track is named "Monypenny Track" in honor of alum William Monypenny.[2]

Sunflower Bowl[edit]

The facility hosted the Sunflower Bowl during the bowl's entire operation, from 1982 to 1986.[3] The stadium is also used for local high school sporting events and other community events.

Rebuilding[edit]

In January 2009, the school announced plans for a major renovation, including changing the name from "Sonner Stadium" to "Richard L. Jantz Stadium". The renovations are expected to attract better student-athletes and bigger events to Winfield.[4] The final Southwestern football game was played before the renovations on November 7, 2009 with a victory over Tabor.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Salina Journal "KCAC Notebook" by Bob Davidson, August 7, 2010
  2. ^ Southwestern College-Sonner Stadium Facts
  3. ^ Sunflower Bowl annual records
  4. ^ KCAC Sports "Southwestern College To Renovate Sonner Stadium" January 5, 2009
  5. ^ The Winfield Courier "Builders close out Sonner Stadium with 23-20 win" By JOEY FALKOFF, November 11, 2009

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Coordinates: 37°14′58″N 96°58′28″W / 37.249546°N 96.974441°W / 37.249546; -96.974441