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The stands were filled with students, parents, alumni and other members of the La Verne community to commemorate the grand opening of the Campus West athletics facility. Located on Wheeler Avenue, the new baseball and softball fields at the facility finally made their debut Tuesday.
West Campus Athletics Complex is the new home for the University of La Verne’s softball and baseball team.
Sean Lee, 25, is in his first year as athletic communications director at the University of La Verne.
A topic debated among many in the college sports world is whether student-athletes should be paid for the revenue they bring in to their universities.
It has been more than six years since a track and field event has taken place on the La Verne campus. On Saturday, La Verne’s track and field team placed first in 14 events overall, hosting its first home meet since 2006 on the revamped Ortmayer Stadium.
With the West Campus project moving forward, the softball and baseball teams will finally have their own fields to call home.
If it wasn’t for the football players walking around in their jerseys, or the cheerleaders walking around with their pom poms, one might have mistaken the pep rally for a party with the blasting hip-hop music presented by Power 106 and DJ Nibblez.
Wednesday marked the annual La Verne Athletic Associates Barbecue, held for every student athlete on campus on the field of Ortmayer Stadium.