April 12. 2013 8:00AM - Last modified: April 12. 2013 8:04AM

APPLETON - Lawrence University plans $5 million in upgrades for Banta Bowl

Lawrence University President Jill Beck and the board of trustees have approved plans to give the 48-year-old Banta Bowl a significant facelift.

Efforts are underway to raise $5 million to refurbish the Banta Bowl, the first of a multi-phase project to upgrade athletic facilities on campus. Plans call for the installation of field turf to replace the natural grass surface, a wider playing surface to allow for soccer games, a new entrance, patio area and two new buildings.

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