KleinBank Stadium Kicks-off New Era at Crown
Posted September 6th, 2013
WHITE-OUT & Sell out crowd packed the house to see first-ever night home game!
On Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Crown College entered its football season with the grand opening of its new KleinBank Stadium. The field was made possible because of a sizable donation from KleinBank. Crown took on Macalester in its first-ever night home football game and KleinBank used the opportunity to cap off its Customer Appreciation Days.
Much of the game was a close battle, with Macalester taking a 10-7 halftime lead. While Mac beat Crown 31-14, the sell out crowd felt victorious after christening its new stadium all wearing commemorative white t-shirts with the KleinBank Stadium Inaugural Season logo. Click here for more about the game.
The $2.4 million stadium holds more than 1,300 the fans included Crown students, faculty, staff, alumni, as well as KleinBank employees and their families and many from the surrounding communities. Stadium tours began at 3 p.m., tailgating was done around the parking lot and entertainment was provided by the Waconia High School band.
“Our relationship with KleinBank spans nearly 30 years and we’re excited that such a community-oriented partner is helping usher Crown into this new era,” said Joel Wiggins, Crown College president.
“We’re thrilled to help Crown celebrate this exciting occasion. The values of our two organizations are so closely aligned,” said Doug Hile, president/CEO of KleinBank. “We look forward to a long and engaging relationship.”
KleinBank Stadium is located toward the rear (southwestern) section of the College. Free parking is available. Next home game is on Sept. 21 against St. Scholastica at 5 PM.