Olivet Nazarene University Chooses Kiefer for Their New Student Life Center Sports Complex
Lindenhurst, IL – February 14, 2012 – Kiefer USA today announced it has been selected to provide all athletic surfacing to the new Student Life Center Sports Complex at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL.
The 168,000 square foot facility’s centerpiece is a new fieldhouse that includes a new 8-lane, 200-meter track. The university chose Mondotrack for use on the new track. Mondotrack is the same surface that will be used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
“We extensively researched all available options for use in our new Student Life Center Sports Complex. At the end of the day nothing compared to Kiefer and Mondo. We are excited to open our new facility with what we believe is the finest and most reputable sports surface on the market today,” says Mike McDowell, track and field coach at Olivet Nazarene University.
Brion Rittenberry, president and CEO at Kiefer USA added, “Naturally, we are humbled by our selection to be involved in this magnificent facility. Our inclusion in the project confirms our status as a leader in the supply and installation of Mondo surfaces in the United States.”
About Olivet Nazarene University
With roots back to 1907, Olivet Nazarene University is a liberal arts university offering 67 academic majors. The ONU Tigers compete in NAIA Division 1 athletics in a variety of sports including track and field, baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis. Considered to be one of the premier Christian colleges in the United States, Olivet Nazarene University is a nationally accredited school that teaches over 4,600 students in a variety of fields of studies.
About Kiefer USA
Founded in 1977 and based in Lindenhurst, IL, Kiefer is an award-winning, athletic surface design and installation company. Kiefer’s long list of wood basketball court installations include the University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, and Bowling Green State University. In addition to wood basketball surfaces, Kiefer also offers design and installation for track and field, multi-purpose facilities, artificial turf, weight rooms, locker rooms, and fitness facilities.