North Central College - Naperville, IL

Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium

Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium
Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium

Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, which seats 5,500, was completed in 1999, while the Jay and Dot Buikema Track was resurfaced in 1997 and a Safeplay Plus artificial playing surface was installed in 2002, making North Central the first CCIW institution to play on artificial turf. In summer 2011, a new state-of-the-art Field Turf surface was installed and the track was resurfaced once again.

The Stadium has hosted numerous high-profile events, including the Illinois high school boys and women’s soccer state finals and the Wes Spencer Crosstown Classic, the annual football showdown between Naperville North and Naperville Central high schools. It also served as the temporary home of the Chicago Fire for two seasons.

Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium also has a wide variety of classrooms, which can be used for community education courses, conferences, or meeting rooms.

The building is located at 445 S Brainard Street.



  • Capacity of 5,500
  • Field Turf Infield Surface
  • Concourse off of River Walk
  • 400 Meter Track
  • Lights for night activities
  • Score Board
  • Availability for football, soccer, track and field, and lacrosse
  • Various classrooms or meeting rooms