Valhalla and Richards Field House
Excitement. Achievement. Involvement. Opportunity. The Valhalla stadium and Richards field house project targets all four for Berry students and the greater Berry community. The dual endeavor includes the construction of Valhalla, a lighted stadium for football, lacrosse, and track and field with a synthetic turf field and eight-lane running surface, and the now-completed renovation of Roy Richards Memorial Gymnasium as a field house.
“I can’t wait until Valhalla gets built, because I know for a fact that it’s going to add a greater sense of pride for me and the team to protect our house.”
|Bernard Granville Jr.
Berry football player
The stadium and field house support the addition of intercollegiate football at Berry, a program that exceeded every expectation for attendance, excitement and the generation of school spirit during its 2013 inaugural season. In fact, despite our “home” games being held off campus, Berry finished second in home attendance in the Southern Athletic Association. The new sport triggered the beat of the energizing
Viking Drumline, already is helping balance the male/female ratio of Berry’s student population, and provides wonderful opportunities for parents and alumni to participate in the life of the college. Success! Now we must bring our team home.
But it isn’t all about football. When Valhalla is completed, our men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will have a permanent home field, and track and field will become Berry’s newest intercollegiate student opportunity, expanding upon our highly competitive cross country and distance running programs.
The renovation of Richards Gymnasium already offers a training/weight room for all students, new dance-lab floor, refinished gym floor, and locker rooms and office space for football, lacrosse and tennis. All totaled, the Valhalla/Richards project offers something for just about everyone associated with Berry.