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LA CROSSE (WKBT) – UW La Crosse is going to unveil a new building that is nine years in the making.

The new $49 million UWL Fieldhouse will open to students, athletes and the public on Saturday.

The 144,000-square-foot facility has a 200-meter indoor track with a second level, locker, training rooms and space for offices and team meetings.

“When the scale of the building was really seen, I think folks really kind of recognized it was going to be an impressive facility when it’s done.” said UWL’s Director of Planning and Construction, Scott Schumacher.

According to UWL’s Men’s and Women’s Track coaches, the Fieldhouse has already been a benefit for athletes with an additional track to help make training smoother and state-of-the-art features that “changes the game”.

“Just the ability to run more efficient practices,” said UWL’s Women’s Track and Field Head Coach, Nickolas Davis. “To have a new place to call home has been really, I don’t know, it’s just been incredible.”

UWL’s Track and Field team will host their first meet in the new fieldhouse on Saturday.

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Forecast Update

Morning Snow Showers. Very Cold Air Coming

January 27, 2023 @ 7:16 am

Clipper System Bringing Snow & Cold

Plan my day

Today
32°F
Cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the upper single digits.
Tonight
12°F
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and cold. Wind: W/NW 10-20 MPH diminishing overnight
Tomorrow
18°F
Snow showers. Highs in the low teens and lows in the low single digits.