Progress updated on Peru State's Project ROAR

(KLZA)-- Construction crews have been working for several months on the first two buildings for Project ROAR at Peru State College.

The Recreation Dome north of the Oak Bowl, and the Diamond Building next to the baseball/softball fields at the Centennial Complex.

The Recreation Dome is the air-supported structure that will house the 70-yard practice field, two basketball / volleyball/ badminton/ pickleball/tennis courts, and a weight room. This building will dramatically expand opportunities for students on campus to get up and get moving, year-round.

Everything from enhanced practice options for the football team to informal pick-up games of tennis or basketball will become possible.

The Diamond Building is the hard-sided facility that will include locker rooms for the baseball and softball teams, coaches’ offices, a small meeting/classroom, restrooms and concessions for baseball and softball spectators, and more.

These facilities will benefit Peru State students, faculty, and staff, and they also will provide much-needed indoor space for community organizations and schools in the surrounding towns.

Project ROAR is the largest such project in Peru State history and the first major new construction in more than 40 years.

To this point, nearly $2 million has been contributed toward the project. Funds for the remaining three buildings are still being raised.

Peru State anticipates opening the Rec Dome and the Diamond Building in about 12 months—the Spring 2025 semester.

To make a contribution to Project ROAR, you can do so online at and click on the Give Now button. Or, you can send a check to the PSC Foundation, PO Box 10, Peru, NE 68421-0010.