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North Dakota State University completes football performance complex in Fargo

Oct. 9, 2023
The 144,400-square-foot complex includes a 90,000-square-foot indoor practice facility and a nearly 50,000-square-foot operations and training building.

North Dakota State University has completed the final phase of the $45.2 million Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex in Fargo.

The 144,400-square-foot complex features a 90,000-square-foot, multisport indoor practice facility, a regulation-sized outdoor field with a 4,600-square-foot equipment warehouse, and a nearly 50,000-square-foot operations and training building.

The indoor practice facility provides a state-of-the-art training facility for the 17-time national champion North Dakota State football program as well as for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s track and field.

The indoor field has multiple netting systems to accommodate other sports programs, state-of-the art lighting, audiovisual and GPS systems, along with elevated viewing and camera platforms.

Seven large overhead glass doors connect the indoor turf field to an identical outdoor turf field, which also has viewing and camera platforms for filming.  Two large overhead glass doors connect the indoor turf field to the weight room, nutrition bar and offices for the strength program coaching staff.

The indoor facility also has men’s and women’s auxiliary locker rooms and bathrooms for various sports programs.  A second-floor lounge and recruitment room overlook the weight room and indoor turf field, and a large sliding glass door opens the recruitment room to the indoor practice facility.

Construction on the facility began in September 2021 and the complex opened in October 2022.  The final phase of the project added football locker rooms, sports medicine with hydrotherapy pools, team meeting rooms, and equipment and laundry rooms.

The builder is Kraus-Anderson, and the architects are Foss Architecture & Interiors and Crawford Architects.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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