Leo Potishman Foundation Commits $500,000 to Engage. Inspire. Invest.
Texas Wesleyan University is excited to announce a $500,000 commitment from the Leo Potishman Foundation to Engage. Inspire. Invest. A Comprehensive Campaign in support of Karen Cramer Stadium.
The $16.5-million stadium project, which will be located a block north of East Rosedale Street between Binkley Street and Nashville Avenue, will be built in three phases:
- Practice field, NCAA-certified track and lighting
- Field house
- Bleachers, press box and concessions
A Texas Wesleyan stadium has been in discussion since 2017 when football returned to the university after a 76-year hiatus. Now in its sixth season, Texas Wesleyan football has brought heightened media attention to campus, increased school spirit and bolstered both recruitment and diversity. But the stadium project will not just benefit football.
“The new stadium will positively affect all aspects of our Engage 2025 Strategic Plan by enhancing student, alumni and community engagement and spurring further economic development along Rosedale Street by bringing more people to our neighborhood,” said Texas Wesleyan President Frederick G. Slabach. “It also will generate a revenue stream to sustain our athletic programs through usage fees from outside organizations. We are excited about this development for our Polytechnic Heights community.”
The new stadium will continue the economic development work started along East Rosedale Street with the Rosedale Renaissance, the renovated storefronts in the 3000 and 3100 blocks, the Nick and Lou Martin University Center and The Rosedale — a new $10.5 million private student housing development at East Rosedale and Collard Street.
The Leo Potishman Foundation is a long-time supporter of Texas Wesleyan and has made a lasting impact on the historic campus and student life.
“The Leo Potishman Foundation has shown continuous enthusiasm for efforts that benefit education and community growth,” Slabach said. “We are thankful for their generosity and partnership and the work they are doing at Texas Wesleyan and in Fort Worth.”