Photos: Brick by brick

A peek inside the Fieldhouse construction site

Posted 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A view of the Fieldhouse during the WIAA State Track Meet.


Construction of the Fieldhouse started last fall and is starting to take shape. The project will allow UWL to keep pace with continued growth in the athletic and recreational programs on campus, as well as growth in the Exercise and Sport Science Department. The facility will relieve congestion in Mitchell Hall and increase instructional space in the department. It is set to open in fall 2022.

No state tax dollars will be used for the estimated $49 million project, which will stand east of Roger Harring Stadium. The project is funded through program revenue-supported borrowing and program revenue cash. 

The new Fieldhouse includes:  

  • 141,243-gross-square-foot fieldhouse.  
  • 200-meter National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition indoor track with an all-sport surface infield and seating space for a minimum of 1,500 spectators.   
  • A walking/jogging track on the second level.  
  • Men’s and women’s team locker rooms and showers, a team meeting room, multipurpose rooms, a training room, office suite, and equipment storage for athletics, exercise and sports science, and recreation.   
A birds-eye view of the Fieldhouse construction site in Oct. 2020.
A view of the entrance to the Fieldhouse.
Workers on a lift on the west side of the Fieldhouse.
Workers inspect the roof during the Fieldhouse construction.
Another view of the entrance to the Fieldhouse.
Workers laying bricks on the southeast corner of the Fieldhouse.


A design mockup of the brick and window details sits near the site of the Fieldhouse.
A view of the inside looking north.
A view of the mechanical room in the basement.
An inside view facing south.
Workers use a lift to install the roofing sections.
A view of the atrium on the south end of the building.
Workers use a lift to install roofing panels.
A close-up view of the main entrance.
A view across Roger Harring Field during the WIAA State Track Meet.

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