Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience with New Campus Stadium

Ripon College
Red Hawks Stadium

Ripon, Wisconsin

Ripon College engaged Kahler Slater and The Boldt Company to design a new campus outdoor stadium for their Red Hawks Athletics. Currently, their stadium is located a half-mile from campus and shared with the local high school for outdoor athletic events. Looking to enhance the student-athlete experience and improve the vibrancy of campus life, the new stadium will be located in a currently underutilized area, adjacent to the new Willmore Center which serves as the main health and wellness facility on campus.

The new 157,000 square foot facility will house Ripon’s football and men's and women's soccer teams, as well as serve the entire student body and local community with intramural offerings, concerts, and student life events. The new construction will feature a 2,000-seat grandstand and press box, a formal entrance, and branding to enhance the game-day experience.

The stadium is estimated to open in Fall 2023.

“Ripon College is the only school in the Midwest Conference without its own campus stadium. There is no doubt in my mind that this project will be a gathering space not only for our student athletes but also for our students, faculty, staff, and community members at large.”

Ryan Kane, Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach