Opening of Kirkeby-Over Stadium
Engulfed in a party-like atmosphere, Augustana football triumphantly returned to campus on September 5, 2009.
Playing before a partisan and sun-drenched crowd of 6,067 at Kirkeby-Over Stadium, Augustana defeated Emporia State University 32-21. It was the first collegiate football game played on campus since 1956, courtesy of Kari ('69) and Bob Hall, lead donors for the $11 million stadium.
Kirkeby-Over Stadium, a metal, brick, and concrete masterpiece meticulously created on the southwest edge of the campus, was pulsating with Viking pride when Augustana’s team emerged from the north end zone tunnel for the kickoff. The boisterous greeting further stoked the competitive fires raging inside the Vikings. They were ready for battle! Yes, it was a great day to be an Augustana Viking!
Watch the Kirkeby-Over Stadium dedication video, created by Vision Video Inc.
Click on the images below to see pictures from the September 5 game at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.