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Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex

Overview

The new Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex is anticipated to be completed by fall 2013 on the west side of campus. The recreation facilities will provide the NIU community with outdoor recreation spaces to meet a diverse set of student needs. The NIU Outdoor Recreation Complex will expand programming opportunities for drop-in recreation, structured intramural sports, and sport club programs.

*When surveyed, 93% of students overall indicated that improvements to the Outdoor Recreation Complex would encourage them to participate in activities. Students ranked a Jogging/walking trail as the first preference for an additional preferred activity at the Outdoor Recreation complex besides sport fields.


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The Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex will offer:

  • Multipurpose grass/turf fields. The fields can be used to accommodate:
    • Softball
    • Rugby
    • Baseball
    • Flag football
    • Soccer
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Quidditch
    • Lacrosse
  • A lighted complex to expand the availability of drop-in recreation and program times.
  • Jogging/walking trails
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Indoor Restrooms
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Light Concessions
  • Conference/Meeting Room
  • Spectator Seating
  • Equipment Storage
  • Shaded Patio Areas

*When surveyed, 93% of students overall indicated that improvements to the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex would encourage them to participate in activities. Students ranked a jogging/walking trail as the first preference (besides sport fields) for an additional preferred activity at the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex.