Don Vieth, Director of Athletics Communications
TAHLEQUAH – Facility enhancements to Doc Wadley Stadium will come this off-season NSU Director of Athletics Tony Duckworth announced on Friday.
The improvements will benefit the RiverHawks football program and include 110 new custom wood lockers in the locker room, new flooring in the athletic training space and locker room, and a new HVAC system which will significantly improve the air quality in the bowels of the stadium.
“These improvements will greatly assist our football program’s efforts in recruiting and retention while enhancing the student-athlete experience,” Duckworth said. “We have been strategic in how we have been enhancing Doc Wadley Stadium, and the locker room project will flow nicely with recent upgrades.”
“The upgrades include, but are not limited to: state-of-the-art turf installed in 2015 to ensure player safety, followed by video board projects in 2015 and 2017 to improve the fan experience, the 2016 re-design and upgrades to the strength training area inside our indoor practice dome and the 2016 Gable Field framing wall pad project.”
Initial budget figures have been presented, additional programming and planning will determine the overall cost of the project which will be finalized in January.
The enhancements will occur following 2018 spring football practices with a completion date on or before Aug. 1, 2018.
Additional information about this project will be provided at a later date.
Since 1964, Gable Field at Doc Wadley Stadium has been the home to Northeastern State football.