Athletic Facilities

Bethany Activity Center and Scheels Field artist rendering

Bethany Activity Center

Open Hours Rental Info Policies The new Bethany Activity Center will provides spaces for a variety of uses for the entire student body and Bethany community. The facility houses a six-lane track, jumping spaces, artificial turf infield, and drop down netting to divide the space for multiple user groups and purposes at the same time….

Architects computer generated image of the Student Activity and Wellness Center as viewed from the front.

Bethany to break ground for Activity Center

Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce the construction of a new on-campus Bethany Activity Center. The 83,000 square foot facility will be utilized by the entire Bethany campus population providing much needed spaces for students, athletes, and educational and community events alike. The Activity Center will include a six-lane track, jumping spaces for field…

Mankato East boy's soccer player along with 2 opponents, playing soccer on the artificial turf field at Bethany

New Soccer Field A Regional Asset

While college sports at Bethany are taking a break this fall due to the pandemic, local high school soccer teams in the Mankato community are enjoying the opportunity to make use of Bethany’s new state-of-the-art field. Three Mankato high schools, East, Loyola, and West have played games on the new Bethany field. The Mankato East…

Bethany soccer field from center stripe.

Athletic Field Nearing Completion

Progress continues on Bethany’s new soccer field/athletic complex. Site work began in early May 2019 and is scheduled to wrap up in late September. Since construction began on the project, crews have completely dismantled the old baseball field, constructed two new parking lots adjacent to the athletic complex, added dozens of trees and shrubs to…

exercise equipment in a room with red walls

Luther Hall Exercise Room

The Luther Hall Exercise Room is located on the lower level of Luther Hall. Hours Monday–Friday: 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: ClosedSunday: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

People seated in the Ronald J. Younge gymnasium for a commencement ceremony listening to the guest speaker at a podium.

Ronald J. Younge Gymnasium

The Ronald J. Younge Gymnasium, or South Gym, is the larger of Bethany’s two gymnasiums. It is located in the Sports and Fitness Center 116, along with the North Gymnasium. The gym hosts basketball and volleyball games, intramural sports, and events such as Opening Service and Commencement. The Younge Gym is open to students for general…

Basketball team during game in North Gym of Sports and Fitness Center

North Gymnasium

Bethany’s North Gym, found inside the Sports & Fitness Center, hosts many of Bethany’s basketball and volleyball competitions as well as intramural activities. The rubberized elevated track is a great place to walk, jog, or run when the weather or temperature outside is unpleasant. Events in the North Gymnasium View the Main Calendar for more…

weight room with weights and benches for working out

Fitness and Free Weights Room

The fitness room and the free weights room, on the second floor of the Sports and Fitness Center, are generally accessible to students from early morning until late at night, so the urge to work out can almost always be satisfied. For safety, students must be certified before using the free weights and must always…

running track elevated above a gym

Elevated Running Track

Whether it’s too hot, too cold, or too wet outside, Bethany’s running track is always just right. The rubberized 1/16th-mile track is suspended above the North Gymnasium seating and runs the perimeter of the room. The track, accessible from the second floor of the Sports and Fitness Center lobby, is approximately 10 feet wide.

tennis courts with ball scattered on them

Tennis Courts

Bethany’s six tennis courts are located at the southeast corner of the campus and serve Bethany’s tennis team and individual students.

empty softball field during the day

Softball Field

Bethany’s softball field is located on the north end of campus, near the intramural field, Gullixson Hall, and Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary. The field is used for practices, intramural events, and competitions.

aerial view of completed Bethany soccer field

Soccer Field

Bethany’s soccer field, located on the south end of the campus, is used primarily for intercollegiate matches. Learn more about soccer at Bethany.

Grass field with soccer goals outside on a sunny day

Intramural Field

Bethany’s intramural field, located next to Gullixson Hall, is used for intramurals, soccer practice, and other events. View the Intramural Field on Google Maps.

baseball field with players and fans as seen from the outfield

Baseball Field

Bethany’s baseball team plays and practices at the city-owned Franklin Rogers Park. ‘The Frank’ as it’s known to the Mankato community is conveniently located just blocks from the Bethany campus. Bethany is the priority tenant at the community ballpark during months of March, April, and May allowing the team to both practice and play its…

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