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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 will serve as a host site for a wide range of University and community activities. The project represents the single largest public-private partnership in Northwest’s 112-year history – and one of the largest public-private partnerships ever in the region.

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 Hughes Fieldhouse is an estimated $20 million project with multiple financing sources, including commitments from the University, private support and community support. 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