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Jorge Prats Field Renovations


Office of Advancement

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401


888-566-9265 (Toll Free)

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Soccer at Knox

The Prairie Fire men's and women's soccer teams have proven themselves in the Midwest Conference and have garnered national attention. The generosity of more than 100 letterwinners, parents and soccer friends resulted in a completely renovated, state-of-the-art soccer facility. The new Whitcomb Soccer Facility at Prats Field has made Knox College a premier destination for serious and competitive soccer players who are also looking for an academically rigorous college education.

Prats Field Renovation Plan

The Jorge Prats Field renovation included:

  • State-of-the-art synthetic turf playing surface
  • Fencing around the entire field
  • Electronic/video scoreboard in memory of David "Burney" Dunn '90
  • Entry arch consistent with other athletic facilities at Knox, including Knosher Bowl and Trevor
  • Field/Turner Track
  • New portable multi-sport scorer’s table

Elements remaining to complete the renovation include:

  • Field lighting for early morning and evening practice as well as for late day and evening games
  • Prairie Fire branded windscreens

For more information on making a gift to complete Whitcomb Soccer Facility/Jorge Prats Field, contact the Office of Advancement at 888-566-9265 or email Or make your gift now.

A view from the sky looking down upon the new synthetic turf on Jorge Prats Field. 

Annie Peterson '20 (8) and Michaela Thawley '22 (24) celebrate the game winning goal against Lake Forest College in the semifinals of the 2019 Midwest Conference Tournament on the new Prats Field turf. 

Adetayo Adefioye '20 (10) driving downfield against Monmouth College in the semifinal game of the 2019 Midwest Conference Tournament on newly renovated Jorge Prats Field. 

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