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About the Facility

Located just northwest of College Park and Bearcat Stadium on the Northwest campus, the Carl & Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse, a $21 million facility, serves a multitude of social, recreational and economic needs for the University and region.

The Hughes Fieldhouse stands as the single largest public-private partnership in Northwest's history and one of the largest such projects in the region ever. Staying true to Northwest's history of sustainability and energy management, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification is a goal of the facility, which has been designed and constructed according to modern sustainability standards.

The Hughes Fieldhouse features

  • 137,250 square-foot recreation and multipurpose facility featuring recreation and exhibition space,
  • indoor flooring system,
  • 90-yard practice turf,
  • 300-meter indoor competition track,
  • spectator seating and
  • tiered meeting rooms.

The facility was named after the Carl and Cheryl Hughes family, who committed a significant gift to the project through the Hughes Family Foundation.


  • Wifi
  • Podium
  • Theater style classroom (3) total seats 150
  • Full AV capabilities
  • Projection
  • DVD player
  • Sound system

Activity Space

  • 90x55 yard turf inside a 300 meter track
  • Batting cages
  • Tennis courts
  • Track
    • High jump
    • Pole vault
    • Triple jump
    • Throwing
  • Locker room/ restroom
  • Spectator Seating

Meet Control Room

  • Sound system
  • Video board
  • Controls for the netting
  • Can be divided into sections

Food and Beverage

  • Because each event is unique, contact Brooke Byland
  • For liquor-contact Brooke Byland (requires alcohol permit)
  • Must use on-campus vendors for food and beverage