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.