A director has been selected to provide leadership for all programming at the American State Bank Sports Complex.
Carrie Krohn, of Orange City, has accepted the position for Sioux Center’s new indoor turf facility, which is under construction and scheduled to open in late 2022. Her role will involve setting and reaching goals for programming, usage, experience, and revenue at the facility, a shared facility between the City of Sioux Center and Dordt University.
“On behalf of the City of Sioux Center, we are excited to have Carrie on board and leading our partnership with Dordt University in this new venture of the ASB Sports Complex. Carrie has an extremely elevated level of passion and drive and will do an excellent job of leading the team to make this facility a top destination for the community,” said City of Sioux Center city manager Scott Wynja.
As part of the joint-use agreement for the ASB Sports Complex, the director position will serve all uses of the facility, including for Dordt and the community of Sioux Center.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for Dordt and the City of Sioux Center to have this kind of facility available. To be part of something that innovative and new is exciting,” Krohn said. “I’m pretty passionate about what it can bring not only to athletics but also fitness. It’s a venue that can allow people many opportunities to be active and build relationships, even with different people groups they haven’t interacted with often.”
Krohn brings leadership and coordination experience to this role, most recently as cross country and track and field assistant coach at Northwestern College, in Orange City. She has worked at Northwestern since earning her bachelor’s degree in political science there in 1995. She has served there as a financial aid assistant, summer study abroad coordinator, sports information assistant, and admissions counselor, and has contributed on the local and national scale in volunteer positions.
The ASB Sports Complex will serve youth athletic programs, college athletic programs, adult athletic programs and wellness activities, practices, and tournaments year-round. The turf will be designed to host a wide range of activities such as soccer, youth football, softball, athletic practices, recreation activities, and other multi-purpose uses, and the planned size of the facility allows for spectators. It is estimated that the American State Bank Sports Complex could draw 200,000 people each year.