University of Notre Dame announces construction of new indoor athletics facility

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The University of Notre Dame announced that it will soon begin construction on a new indoor sports facility for athletics.

The 111,400-sq. ft. Irish Indoor Athletics Center will be constructed on the site of what is now the western-most field of the Notre Dame football team’s LaBar Practice Complex.

The new building will serve as an indoor practice facility for the football and men’s and women’s soccer programs, the university said in a statement.

Notre Dame’s only large multi-purpose indoor facility is the Loftus Sports Center, which serves as a practice and competition facility for the university’s 26 varsity athletics programs, recreational and club sports, the marching band and other activities. Dedicated in April 1988, the Loftus Sports Complex includes a six-lane track one-fifth of a mile long, a 100-yard artificial turf field, an adjoining strength and conditioning facility, batting cages and spectator seating.

The new indoor sports facility is scheduled for completion in July 2019.

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