Stoller Center recieves new additions

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The Stoller Center, formally known as the Pacific Athletic Center (PAC), has had some new additions to the facility to improve it for future students of Pacific.
The field house, which is the secondary gym east of the main gymnasium in the Stoller Center, has especially recieved those changes.
According to Facilities Manager Greg Bradley, among the various updates is a red Boxer logo located on the north wall in the field house, which was completed over a two-day time span at the end of December.
The other addition is the large red structure in the field house, which is a weight room designed for athletes to use to help free up space in the main weight room.
According to Bradley, the weight room addition was done during August.
It took a couple weeks to build, paint, and install the necessary items.
One area being looked at in the field house is the floor.
Director of Athletics Ken Schumann explained that the floor in the field house is worn, dingy and needs to be replaced.
One idea being considered is artificial turf for the field house.
“If we were to add the turf in the field house we would be the only small college in the country to have it,” said Schumann.
He also mentioned that the turf would benefit most of the sports including soccer, baseball and softball.
“The addition of turf in the field house would add to the aesthetics to the facility, give it a brand new look and it would set us apart from other Division III colleges,” said Schumann.
More improvements on the Stoller Center were made possible by the money raised from Pacific’s annual Legends Golf Tournament.
The tournament raised a total of $425,000 to purchase two digital reader boards and help fund all Pacific University’s varsity athletics, according to the Pacific University website.
The digital reader boards were installed and suspended from the hallway ceilings on April 4.
For both of the 55 inch LCD screen digital display boards, it was an estimated cost of $35,000.
According to Schumann, Pacific will be the only Division III university to have these digital display boards, which are made by Detronics, located at the center of Silicon Valley in California.
“The tournament gave us the funds to purchase two digital display boards that will be top of the line to show game highlights, schedules and any various events going on in the Stoller Center,” said Schumann.


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