BETHANY, W.Va. ( – The Bethany College athletics department is excited to announce the addition of a new synthetic turf surface on the Bison Stadium athletic field, a move that will have an immediate, positive impact on the Bison athletic programs.

Bison Stadium TurfWorking with the Motz Group, this project is set to begin mid-July of 2021 and will be completed by the beginning of the 2021 fall season. Bison Stadium is the primary completion and practice facility for football, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, and occasionally the soccer programs.

The turf is also used for physical education classes, club sports, intramurals, and the local campus community.

Updates that will be made to the facility include: the current turf field will be replaced with synthetic turf and will display Bethany in one endzone, Bison in the opposite, and the Bethany College Bison at mid-field. The current track will be resurfaced and relined.

What they are saying about the project:

“This upgrade to our athletic facility is integral to competitive sports program and will assist us in ensuring our scholar-athletes excel on and off the field. We are grateful to the donors who made this new field possible.”
– Bethany College President Tamara Nichols Rodenberg

“The new turf field will be a tremendous addition to Bethany College athletics and to the entire campus community. There is a lot of excitement already from our coaches and scholar-athletes.”
– Interim Director of Athletics and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Worrell

“The addition of a new turf surface is a very exciting time for Bethany. It will provide a great facility for our current students, and allow us to continue to recruit top scholar-athletes to our program. I can’t thank Dr. Rodenberg, our Board of Trustees, and especially our loyal alumni who have made this project a reality enough. Their love for Bethany has provided us with the ability to improve our facility and continue to ensure that Bethany will grow into the future and continue to attract the best scholar-athletes to ensure that the great Bethany experience will continue long into the years to come.”
– Head Football Coach Bill Garvey

“We are so excited for the opportunity to compete on this new field and to continue to call Bison Stadium home as we grow our facilities alongside our young program!”
– Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Liz Geyer

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of the new turf field at, Facebook (Bethany Bison), Twitter (@Bethany_Bison), and Instagram (@bethany_bison).