East Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
On May 14, 2011, Michigan State University and Spartan Athletics formally dedicated Secchia Stadium in recognition of the outstanding generosity displayed by Joan (Education '64) and Peter F. (Economics '63) Secchia.
Long-time supporters of Michigan State University and the West Michigan community, Peter and Joan provided the lead gift to establish the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids, home to MSU's College of Human Medicine. Always a leader in business, political and charitable activities, Ambassador Secchia led the fundraising campaign to construct the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center at MSU with Co-Chairman and fellow alumnus, Kirk Gibson (MSU 1978 football and baseball All-American). Ambassador Secchia was also instrumental in the fundraising efforts to build the Alfred Berkowitz Basketball Complex.
Through this historic gift to the MSU Softball program, Peter and Joan Secchia have helped provide an outstanding venue for Spartan student-athletes to train and compete for generations to come. MSU and Spartan Athletics will be forever grateful to the Secchia family for their leadership, tireless support
Erected 2011 by Michigan State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 2011.
Location. 42° 43.951′ N, 84° 29.396′ W. Marker is in East Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from Kalamazoo Street west of Chestnut Road. Secchia Stadium is on the campus of Michigan State University south of the Red Cedar River and between the Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium and the DeMartin Soccer Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 Kalamazoo Street, East Lansing MI 48824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College Field (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spartan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Adams Field (approx. ¼ mile away); W.J. Beal Botanical Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Botanical Laboratory (approx. ¼ mile away); Alice B. Cowles House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan State University (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Lansing.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.