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UIndy Opens Domed Athletic Center

$6 million facility to be used by Super Bowl participant

9/1/2011

WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin
University of Indianapolis President Dr. Beverly Pitts at Thursday's ribbon cutting for the brand new Athletics & Recreation Center. (WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)

Super Bowl 2012 Host Committee officials are joining University of Indianapolis President Dr. Beverly Pitts at a ribbon cutting for the brand new Athletics & Recreation Center.

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The $6 million facility holds a 90,000-square-foot field sports and multipurpose area covered by a massive air-filled dome.

It'll be used as a football practice field by the upcoming NFC championship team prior to the Indianapolis-hosted 2012 Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl Host Committee helped fund the project.

Pitts says the facility will provide a much needed boost for hundreds of student athletes on campus.  Next summer, the turf installed by the NFL will be moved to Arsenal Technical High School.

UIndy will replace the turf with multi-purpose flooring that'll include a six-lane NCAA regulation track.  The facility will host a variety of teams and events.
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