Bethel University

Bethel University

Bethel proudly debuted Hargis Park in the spring of 2000. That same year, the Royals new found home field advantage garnered them an appearance in the first-ever MIAC playoffs. Since then, Hargis Park has hosted numerous high school games, the Gopher Classic American Legion tournament, and various baseball camps. Hargis Park is among the best college baseball parks in the MIAC as well as in the Midwest, and features an outdoor turf batting cage, four bullpen mounds, major league length dugouts, a fully-inclosed press box, and an inning-by-inning scoreboard in left field. Hargis Park was upgraded for the 2007 season with new stadium seating that raised capacity to over 500 and then again in 2012 for a newly renovated infield.

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Baseball

ADA Compliant Yes
Bullpen Area Yes
Covered Dugouts Yes
Infield Surface Grass
Lights Yes
Number of Fields Yes
Outfield Surface Grass
Owned Privately Yes
PA System Yes
Scoreboard Yes
Seating Capacity 500
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Basketball

The Robertson Center has been home to Bethel Royal basketball and volleyball since 1972 and home court continues to be a strong advantage for the Royals. The Royals have hosted numerous playoff games and entertaining halftime shows including the Davanni’s halftime hoop shoot, the Minnetonka Unicycle team and many other area performances. The dedicated, enthusiastic crowds keep the place rocking come game time and make the Robertson Center a true home floor advantage.

Backboards Glass Yes
Floor Surface 2 Wood, 4 Synthetic
Number of Courts 6
Shot Clocks Yes
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Football

In 1995, construction began on Bethel’s Royal Stadium. This state-of-the-art facility now includes a full concession area, restrooms, and two storage areas. The game facility has also been enclosed with fencing on the visitor side, and a new visitor seating section was completed in 2001. Gifts from the Target Corporation and Ryan Companies have provided funds for a new scoreboard and a newly-landscaped entrance with a donor recognition area that was completed for the 2002 season. This game and practice complex is one of the best small-college stadiums in the upper Midwest. For the Bethel Royals, playing at Royal Stadium has truly been a home field advantage. Since the first game in 1996, which marked a 41-7 Homecoming win over Concordia, the Royals have a 50-10 overall record when playing at home. Bethel has also ranked among the nation’s top NCAA Division III teams in attendance.

Concessions Yes
Dimensions 360' X 160'
Field Type Grass
Lights Yes
Number of Fields 2
Outdoor Yes
Press Box Yes
Scoreboard Yes

Soccer

In the summer of 2000, construction began on six tennis courts, a fastpitch softball park, and a soccer practice/game field on Bethel’s 10-acre site across Old Snelling Avenue. Since it opened for play in the fall of 2003, the Ona Orth Athletic Complex has been the home for Bethel’s tennis, softball, and soccer teams, providing a state of the art facility for the Royals. In addition, the Orth Complex has hosted the MIAC Softball tournament, as well as soccer and tennis camps.

Field Type Grass
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Tennis

Number of Courts 4
Outdoor Yes

Track & Field

The Sports and Recreation Center is a spacious 47,000-square-foot facility that hosts a variety of activities. Its four multipurpose courts support basketball, tennis, and volleyball and are enclosed by a 200-meter running track.

Lights Yes
Number of Lanes 6
Press Box Yes
Running Surface Material Rubber
Size of Oval Track in Meters 200