Indoor Practice Facilty
Washburn University Athletics is an integral part of the University. Fourteen athletic teams with 375 student-athletes compete at the NCAA division II level in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) conference.
As a member of the top NCAA Division II conference in the nation, Washburn University is committed to providing its student-athletes with the best possible experience – both in the classroom and in their sport of choice. To attract the highest caliber athletes, to excel in every sport, to maintain a competitive edge, we must continue to enhance our athletic programs and facilities.
In April 2015, the Washburn University Board of Regents approved a proposal to take the next step and build an indoor practice facility on campus, providing a much-needed facility for baseball, softball, football, women’s soccer, and track and field athletes to practice year round, strengthening their skills and honing their competitive edge. In all, 80 percent of the student-athletes will benefit from the facility.
This $10 million project is reflective of Washburn’s commitment to athletic excellence and a top-notch Division II program. The 60-foot high structure will feature a 100-yard indoor field for football, space for baseball and softball to practice concurrently, ample space for the soccer team, four perimeter track lanes for training, baseball and softball clubhouses, permanent locker rooms, sports medicine facilities and ample storage.
The new facility, which is scheduled for completion in the late fall of 2017, will be a standout among the MIAA teams with which we compete. It will help position our student-athletes for continued success, giving them a state-of-the-art practice venue.
If you are interested in supporting the project or learning more, please contact us.