Location: North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
For a number of years, NDSU has erected a temporary inflatable dome structure over Dakota Field to provide indoor practice space for multiple sports on this Division 1 campus during the cold, inclement winter months.
This new, permanent, indoor practice facility will provide year-round practice space for football, soccer, baseball, golf and other activities in a climate-controlled environment with artificial turf field and abundant natural lighting. A new, adjacent outdoor field of artificial turf will provide warm-weather practice space.
Phase 1 construction consists of the 90,000 square-foot practice facility which features 71 ft. clear structure height at mid-field, retractable netting for various sports activities, elevated camera platforms, and 7 large overhead doors opening to the artificial turf practice field to the east. An additional 10,000 square feet provides space for building operations, restrooms, a locker room, and a warehouse.
Phase 2 includes a weight room and north entry addition, along with team locker rooms, training, laundry, and a recruitment lounge.
The project was completed in collaboration with Crawford Architects, LLC. Kansas City, MO.