Kansas State dedicated the new Mike Goss Tennis Stadium on Saturday morning, as the ribbon-cutting ceremony put an end to a five-year venture for K-State women’s tennis to the Wamego Recreation Complex to play its outdoor home matches.
The event for donors, project contributors and the general public featured comments from University Provost April Mason, Director of Athletics John Currie, contributor Mike Goss and K-State head women’s tennis coach Steve Bietau. The program also featured a first serve between Goss and two-time ITA All-American Petra Niedermayerova to christen the new venue.
Mike Goss Tennis Stadium recognizes and honors Goss for his generous gifts and support of K-State Athletics and Kansas State University. Goss is a 1981 graduate of Kansas State, earning an Economics degree from the College of Arts and Sciences and was a member of the varsity men’s tennis team from 1978-81.
Located at the new outdoor facility for the Chester E. Peters K-State Rec Center, Mike Goss Tennis Stadium is part of a $3 million renovation of the outdoor facilities through the collaborative agreement between Kansas State Athletics, the K-State SGA and the K-State Student Rec Center.
The stadium features six outdoor courts, with purple playing surfaces and Powercats dividing the courts. The courts also feature a Musco lighting system, steel benches with K-State welded into the back rests and metal bleachers on the south side of the court with room to accommodate 400 fans.