Vandal damages new athletic center

Tabor College officials expressed regret after an unknown person broke the glass entry door at the new Athletic Center building at the Joel Wiens Stadium complex this weekend.

An official from Smith Construction Co., the contractor for the building that contains new football team locker rooms and athletic department offices, reported to the Hillsboro Police Department that workers discovered the single glass door on the west side of the building had been shattered, sometime between 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Monday.

The construction official estimated the cost to repair the damaged door at $200, police said.

Rusty Allen, vice president of athletics at Tabor, said, ?It appears someone broke into the building in an attempt to get into the locker room.

?At this point, we do not have any information as to why this happened or who may have done it. While it is disappointing, we are not going to dwell on it.

?The Lord has blessed us with a great facility and we are confident it will continue to have an expanding positive influence on the Tabor community,? Allen added.

Meanwhile, construction crews are working on the final stages of the community stadium complex, a joint venture between Tabor College and USD 410. The first athletic event at the new facility, a preseason women?s soccer game between Tabor and Mid-America Nazarene University, was played Saturday.

The USD 410 stadium dedication ceremony will be in conjunction with the high school homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 25.

Tabor College?s dedication ceremony will be prior to the college?s homecoming football game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

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