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August 27, 2004

Dedication of indoor athletic facility
set for Sept. 3

The Steve and Debbie Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility, in use by the athletic department since March, will be dedicated during a 4 p.m. ceremony Friday, Sept. 3. The university community is invited.

The $9 million, 92,000-square-foot building was paid for with private gifts to the athletic department. It is located on the west side of Jack Trice Stadium. It is named for the lead donors on the project, Steve (ISU class of 1979) and Debbie Bergstrom, originally from Clarion who now live in Montgomery, Texas.

"This new facility will help Iowa State's student-athletes be even more competitive and successful in the Big 12 Conference and nationally," said President Gregory Geoffroy. "We are very grateful to the many alumni, friends and Cyclone fans, led by Steve and Debbie Bergstrom, who provided the funding for it."

Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility

An interior look at the Steve and Debbie Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility, which will be dedicated Sept. 3. Photo by Bob Elbert.


The building features a 120-yard NCAA regulation artificial football field that can be used for football and soccer practice, and training and conditioning for those and other sports.

Cyclone head football coach Dan McCarney said the Bergstrom facility puts the football program on the same level as other schools with similar buildings in one of the nation's toughest football conferences.

"It is hard to put into words our appreciation for what Steve and Debbie and other supporters have done for this football program," McCarney said. "This building puts us among the elite football programs nationally. The transformation of our football facilities in the last decade is truly amazing and speak volumes about the ISU community's commitment to competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics."


The Steve and Debbie Bergstrom Indoor Training Facillty will be dedicated at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. The $9 million building was paid for with private gifts and named after the lead donors.