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City, N.D. –The Valley City State University, football field has a new name, Shelly Ellig Field to recognize the major contribution made by the late Fargo businessman and founder of Stop-N-Go.

VCSU president Dr. Steven Shirley says the new artificial turf will be a tremendous asset to VCSU and the region.

Work on the field is expected to be completed in time for the Viking season opener against Morningside College on September 1 under the lights at 7pm.

VCSU athletic director Jack Denholm says the new artificial turf will enhance several other athletic programs at VCSU.

Other major contributors include; Valley City/Barnes County Economic Development, the city of Valley City Visitors Committee, Dacotah Bank, DuWayne Bott, Ingstad Family Media, AmericInn, Grotberg Electric, Leevers Super Valu, and Nodak Mutual Insurance.

VCSU president Dr. Steven Shirley
Work on the field should be finished by the September 1 opener. Photos by Steve Urness.
People representing the major contributors for the VCSU turf project. Photos by Steve Urness


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