Valhalla and Richards Field House
Excitement. Achievement. Involvement. Opportunity. The Valhalla stadium and Richards field house project targeted all four for Berry students and the greater Berry community – and all were on full display at the
2015 inaugural football game won by Berry before a standing-room only crowd of 4,500 students, alumni, faculty/staff members and friends.
“I just want to say thank you. I know a lot of people put a lot of hard work and a lot of thought into it.”
|Bernard Granville Jr.
Berry football player
The newly christened stadium for football, lacrosse, and track and field is part of a dual endeavor that also includes the completed renovation of Roy Richards Memorial Gymnasium as a field house.
The stadium and field house support the addition of intercollegiate football at Berry, a program that has exceeded every expectation for attendance, excitement and the generation of school spirit since its 2013 debut. The new sport triggered the beat of the energizing
Viking Drumline, already is helping to balance the male/female ratio of Berry’s student population, and provides wonderful opportunities for parents and alumni to participate in the life of the college. Now, thanks to donor support, we have brought our team home!
But it isn’t all about football. Valhalla’s Williams Field also is home to men’s and women’s lacrosse, while the eight-lane synthetic running surface, Clark Track, and associated throws venue, Dickey Field, have made possible the spring 2016 resumption of full competition in track and field for Berry’s student-athletes.
The renovated Richards Gymnasium features a training/weight room for all students, new dance-lab floor, refinished gym floor, and locker rooms and office space for football, lacrosse and tennis. All totaled, the Valhalla/Richards project offers something for just about everyone associated with Berry.