Construction on new UB fieldhouse to begin in October


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Construction on a new 92,000 sq. ft. on-campus fieldhouse will begin next month.

The completion date for the long-anticipated structure is tentatively set for spring 2019.

“This facility is a game-changer for us and is very important to our success moving forward,”  UB Athletics Director Allen  Greene said in the college’s UB NOW blog. “It’s a facility that is going to enhance the entire student-athlete experience at UB and benefit every one of our student-athletes, as well as the general student population.”

The multi-use facility will house a full-size football field, as well as 6,000 feet of rubber track for sprint practice and long/triple jump and pole vault pits. It also will have motorized suspended softball hitting tunnels.

With the new fieldhouse, UB is among 10 other Mid-American Conference schools that have such a facility in the 12-member conference, UB NOw states.

The facility will house university events, expanded student recreation programming and intramurals. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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