The Shirley Berg family is very excited to see turf at Jerome Berg Field. Said Shirley, “Artificial turf would be a great improvement to the athletic facilities at Mayville State. In this day and age of competitive athletics, students are drawn to schools who take pride in their facilities. Having artificial turf would be outstanding! I, and our entire family, would encourage everyone to consider supporting this project for Mayville State. I know my late husband, Jerome, would have been very excited to have the best for Mayville students.”

Here are the key benefits of the turf football field:

  • It will help recruit more local players who will play on this field for high school games.
  • It will save $55,400 a year in field maintenance costs.
  • Every athlete brings $62,000 a year of economic impact to Mayville-Portland, and a full football roster (120 students) represents $7.44 million in economic impact!
  • 120 football players also represent nearly $1 million in tuition and room and board revenue to keep MSU and our community strong.

We're almost there!

The longtime dream that started in 2013 has finally been realized. Mayville State is wrapping up almost all of the fundraising needed to proceed with installation of artificial turf at the football field, Jerome Berg Field. Construction begins Monday, June 4, under the management supervision of Zerr-Berg Architects, Fargo.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 2 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field.

Additional funding needed

Another $30,000 is needed to complete fundraising goals. To be a part of supporting the project please make your donation today. The football turf gift roster is a virtual "who's who" of Mayville State athletes, fans, faculty and staff, alumni, and the community. Get your name on the roster and help accelerate the construction process.

Click here to make a gift now.

Click here to see the Legacy of Leadership Turf Campaign team roster.

Matching funds available!

An anonymous donor has offered a $30,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge match which could put funding over the top in a hurry! To have your gift matched, you must make your gift prior to July 1. Make a gift now.

More information

For more information about the project, contact MSU Foundation Executive Director John Klocke at john.j.klocke@mayvillestate.edu or 701-788-4787.