ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Augustana football facility is undergoing an extreme makeover and will sport a new look upon scheduled completion in August of 2013. Thanks to a multi-year gift from the Knowlton Foundation, the facility, which will be home to the school's football and track & field programs, will be known as the Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex.
The centerpiece for the project will be Lindberg Stadium, which will be located on the north side of the Knowlton Complex (where the visitor's stands are currently). Lindberg Stadium will have a three-story grandstand that will include team facilities with a spacious locker room, 110 lockers, training and taping facilities and team meeting rooms on the ground level. There will be seating for 1,800 and will include chair-back seats along the 50-yard line and a designated student section. The second level, which overlooks the football playing field, includes offices for the football coaching staff, a conference room and display and reception areas. The third level will have a working press box and suites for entertainment and recruiting.
The Players' Plaza will provide a new entrance to the Knowlton Complex and will serve as a gathering place for fans before and after games. The plaza will be located at the Northwest corner of the complex adjacent to the Carver Center and parking lot designed for tailgating during the football season.