News Briefs

GVL Staff

Lubbers Stadium construction begins

In an effort to increase capacity at Lubbers Stadium, work began recently to lower the football field by eight feet, turning the 8,500-seat stadium into a temporary sandbox. The work will increase seating capacity by 2,500 and allow for the installation of artificial turf. The spring football game will also have to be moved due to construction, but the project is expected to be completed for the fall.

Faculty, staff wanted for GV Relay for Life Grand Valley State University’s annual Relay For Life, scheduled for April 13, is looking for faculty and staff members to form their own or join existing teams for the 12-hour team event. Sponsored by the student group Colleges Against Cancer, raised more than $100,000 last year for the American Cancer Society.

For more information on the university’s Relay For Life event, visit