BOB TATUM FIELD
Bob Tatum Field is named after the first football coach of Trinity. Bob Tatum Field opened in September of 2001. The natural surface is irrigated and is one of the nicest football fields around. For home games, the fifty yard line is dominated by a large gold “T.” A lion statue overlooks the south end of the field. This is a special place to be on Saturdays, from kickoff until the final whistle!
The practice field was also opened in 2001. Its sufficient space and close proximity to campus and Bob Tatum Field makes the field beneficial to the program.
Ray Ulmer Field House
Ray Ulmer Field House was named after a local businessman that donated funds to modernize the Field House in 1997. The Fieldhouse holds coaches offices, a training room, locker rooms, laundry room, and basketball arena. The basketball gym seats approximately 1,200 people. Ray Ulmer Fieldhouse underwent new renovations in 2011-2012 with the help from donors Avera St. Lukes’ Hospital, Clarice and Ruben Liechty, Lana and Warren Schletcht and Priority One Partners. The new renovations were to the restrooms, the addition of two new offices, installation of new floor tile, renovation of both the men’s and women’s locker rooms, and improvement of existing offices. The biggest renovation to the RUF was to the gym floor. The floor received a much-needed facelift, which included an all new finish and color scheme with updates to the logos and floor design. The cost of the revamp to the gym floor was paid for by Avera St. Lukes.
Fern and John Liechty Fitness Center
The new fitness center covers 7,400 square feet and houses new state-of-the-art weight room equipment from Hammer Strength. The fitness room equipment was purchased through Life Fitness and includes treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes. The fitness center will also be the home to the new football locker room. The fitness center’s name is in honor of the principal donor, Jon Liechty, Jamestown, ND, and his late wife, Fern. Sam & Joyce Johnson of PriorityOne, Lakeville, MN, and others have also contributed to the center. The Fern and Jon Liechty Fitness Center now connects three buildings together: the Ray Ulmer Fieldhouse, the Armory and Flemington Hall.
The training room, located in Ray Ulmer Field House is a busy place during each season. In the training room, athletes can get their ankles taped or soak in one of our two whirlpools. We do our best to make sure that athletes are taken care of at Trinity Bible College. Care and prevention of athletic injuries is a must in today’s sports world.