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University of Montana is building an indoor practice facility on the Missoula campus

April 7, 2023
The 110,000-square-foot Grizzly Indoor Practice Facility will be covered with an inflatable roof.

The University of Montana is scheduled to break ground this month on an indoor practice facility on the Missoula campus.

The university says the Grizzly Indoor Practice Facility will serve student-athletes of every sport and will provide recreational opportunities to all students and members of the Missoula community.

“The need for an indoor athletic facility in Missoula is long overdue,” says university Athletic Director Kent Haslam. “This facility will benefit every Grizzly student-athlete for years to come, as well as provide new opportunities for athletes of all ages in our community to use a safe, indoor space to practice, play and compete during the winter months.”

The $10.2 million indoor practice facility will be built on the south end of the River Bowl fields and is privately funded.

The 110,000-square-foot facility will be covered with an inflatable roof. It will include a regulation-size synthetic football field, four 150-yard sprint lanes for track athletes and two long-jump pits, two pole vault bars and a hammer, javelin, discus and shot-put area for field athletes. The facility also will house winter practices for Grizzly soccer and softball teams.

As part of the project, university also will construct a permanent structure that will connect to the indoor practice facility. It will house a lobby, restrooms, storage rooms and mechanical space.

The estimated completion date is fall 2023.

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