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Evangel University celebrates Randy Rowden Intramural Field with groundbreaking ceremony

Published on Jan 13, 2023 by Erin Hedlun


SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the installation of the Randy Rowden Intramural Field on January 11, 2023.

The ceremony featured remarks from the champions of the 2022 men’s and women’s intramural football teams Jared Spence, junior, and Chloe Grantham, senior. Also present were Dr. Mike Rakes, EU president, Christy Rowden, director of student activities, and Anthony Finzo, campus recreation director, as well as several EU students and staff members.

The new intramural field will feature artificial turf, updated nighttime lighting, and a new digital scoreboard. Field construction will be completed this spring.

Rowden Field is part of Evangel’s Here. Now. campaign, a $24 million fundraising effort launched last summer that also includes the construction of Valor Center, an athletic arena and fieldhouse, as well as the complete renovation of the Walther Hall dorm.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at