The Jacks play their games in this terrific venue just a short ways off campus. Fishback Stadium is a 120X75 natural grass pitch with lights, stands that will seat around 500 fans, a 2-story media box, locker rooms, and concession area. The atmosphere at home games is electric and certainly plays an advantage when the team faces its opponents.
It is by far one of the nicest playing surfaces in the upper Midwest.
The Jackrabbits have a beautiful training facility on campus. There is a 120X75 yard natural grass field with underground irrigation and grass that perfectly matches the playing surface at our stadium game field.
In addition to the actual field, there is a specific Goal Keeper training area and an agility/fitness area as well adjacent to the training field. The surface quality is kept immaculate by a great maintenance crew who take pride in making it the best training facility around.
The planned facility, which is projected to cost between $24 million and $28 million would include an eight-lane, 300-meter track and 100 yards of synthetic turf, along with space for sports medicine, athletic training, strength and conditioning, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, observation rooms and office facilities. Pending successful fundraising efforts, along with Board of Regents and legislative approval, construction of the facility could begin in the spring of 2013 with completion targeted for the summer of 2014.
According to Director of Athletics Justin Sell, the facility supports the athletic department's mission to develop lifelong champions and will have a positive impact on the university for decades to come.
"The Indoor Practice and Human Performance Facility will have the greatest impact on our student-athletes. It is a game-changing opportunity to build a facility that will benefit the university for the next 50 years," Sell said. "The demands put on student-athletes today create the need for high-quality practice and support facilities that allow our student-athletes the opportunity to compete and excel at the highest levels."