Michigan Regents Approve $21M for Field House

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The University of Michigan Board of Regents last week approved a preliminary $21 million plan to refurbish the Oosterbaan Field House and add a new football training center.

Built in 1980, the 78,000-square-foot field house will receive a 5,000-square-foot mezzanine level and 32,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center. The renovations will also replace the roof and update the fire alarm, ventilation and lighting systems, among others.

Connected to Schembechler Hall and the Al Glick Field House, which house the football team, the Oosterbaan facility is an indoor practice facility for UM athletics. It also serves as a temporary indoor-home playing field for the men's and women's lacrosse teams until construction of the south athletic complex is completed next year, a spokesman said.

The project will be funded through university gifts and supplemented by the athletic department.

New York City-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates will work with Detroit-based HNTB Corp. to design the project, which will create more than 50 construction jobs, with completion expected by the end of 2018.

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