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    Klas Center

    Combining community, classroom, and athletic space.

    The Klas Center is a four-level multi-use facility. The first floor features Klas Cafe, a popular place to grab coffee, Subway sandwiches, or snacks. The open space is a great place to study or meet friends. The Ronald and Marilyn Mitsch History Lounge, also located on the first floor, is an interactive history center featuring photos and historical facts about Hamline, Minnesota's first university.

    The second floor offers flexible classroom and meeting space and the stadium’s press box. The third floor features the Kay Fredericks Room, a large banquet and events hall offering impressive views of Old Main Mall and Klas Field.

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    Locker rooms are in the lower level of the Klas Center. Stadium bleachers on the north side of the building face the football field and track and seat 2,000 people.

    The Klas Center is named for Robert Klas '52 and Alexandra "Sandy" Klas, who donated $7 million to Hamline for the facilities. Robert is the chairman and CEO of Tapemark Company. He is also the founder of the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am, a nationally recognized annual golf tournament that raises money for children with special needs. Sandy is a Twin Cities artist and long-time advocate for persons with special developmental needs. She has been a board member for many nonprofit agencies for the disabled, and is a former president of Learning Disabilities of Minnesota.

    What's inside?

    • Klas Cafe
      • Subway
    • Kay Fredericks Room
    • Mitsch History Museum
    • Locker rooms
    • Classrooms
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