Marian University indoor facility breaks ground

May 19, 2011

Ground breaking May 2011

Pictured L-R: Joel Cohen, Dick Baker, Gary Smith, Doug Hammonds, John Korb, Sr. Mary Noel Brown, Dr. Steven DiSalvo, Terri Emmanuel, Sr. Jean Steffes, Dr. Darold Treffert, Sr. Jo Ann Sambs, Wayne Matzke, Jason Bartelt

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University broke ground on Wednesday, May 18 on an indoor athletic training and general recreation facility which will be located west of Herr-Baker baseball field. The proposed 17,000-squre foot facility will be constructed on undeveloped campus land on the southeast corner of East Division Street and Prairie Road.

“This facility will benefit Marian students by providing additional space for our athletes to practice during inclement weather and allowing all students indoor recreational space for programming,” said Dr. Steven DiSalvo, president.

The new facility will be geared toward the baseball and softball programs, but will give all the sports programs the opportunity to train indoors during inclement Wisconsin weather. It also provides the flexibility for practice for additional sports, camps and clinics. The only collegiate facility of its kind in Wisconsin, Marian's indoor recreation facility features sports turf, four batting cages, and ample practice room and viewing and reception space.

All Marian students will benefit from the facility for intramurals and general recreational activities. The facility also allows for the reallocation of the Sadoff Gymnasium space for additional University programming.

The facility will feature sports turf indoor flooring, four batting cages with drop-down netting, a 90-foot baseball field and a 60-foot softball field and secure recreational viewing.

View the facility at: Marian Indoor Athletic Training Facility


Fun Facts

Marian’s hockey teams practice and play at the Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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