Mount Mercy’s outdoor athletic facility to be named The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex

Mount Mercy University is pleased to announce the name of its soon-to-be outdoor athletic facility: The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. The name honors Mr. Plaster, co-founder of Enactus—an international student, business and entrepreneurship program with an active chapter on Mount Mercy’s campus—and founder of the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo.

Serving the university and Cedar Rapids community, The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex will be constructed on 22 acres of land at 17th Street NE—the site of the former Terex plant. The complex will offer playing fields for soccer, baseball and softball, along with a track for cross country and track and field sports. For the first time in the university’s 86-year history, Mount Mercy outdoor athletes will have a home field to play on.

“Each day we edge a little closer to making The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex a reality for our campus and our community,” said Mount Mercy President Laurie Hamen. “Thanks to the support of the Plaster foundation for allowing the university to take huge steps forward in offering this community-building, state-of-the-art facility for our students and neighborhood youth to enjoy.”

To learn more about The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex and the Home Field Advantage fundraising campaign that supports it, visit

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