The “Big Backyard” Project

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The MLS Foundation provided funds for the consolidation of the business office, athletic department, and registrars office. Moving to one central location has increased efficiency for the administrative staff and business office. 

The foundation office moved to the area formerly occupied by the business office. This has allowed easier access to our office through the Court Street entrance. It will also provide more visibility for the foundation by being located on the main level.

One of the goals of the Big Backyard Project was to replace the visitor side bleachers on the football field. After decades of use, these bleachers had become unsafe to use and had to be demolished in the spring of 2018. We are happy to report that the new, safe bleachers have been installed! Visit us on Facebook to see photos of the updates to campus. We give thanks to God for the generous donors who are making this project possible!

The home bleachers are completed! The old bleachers were removed and sections that were able to be salvaged have been moved to Cardinal Field to be given a new life near the track area.

The home bleachers have been installed, and the construction of a permanent press box, concessions facility, and restrooms is also complete! Come to a home game and see it for yourself!

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The entire project is being completed through the generous support of donors, and we thank God for their generosity and support of Christian education at Michigan Lutheran Seminary!

Prior Projects

2005 – Present

Projects the MLS Foundation has supported at MLS and other area WELS ministries