Murchie Family Fieldhouse 2019-09-27T15:36:10+00:00



The longtime dream of an on-campus fieldhouse at the University at Buffalo became a reality in April 2019. The Murchie Family Fieldhouse is a 92,000 square feet facility for year-round training.  It houses a full-size turf football field, 6,000 feet of rubber sprinting tracks, a triple jump pit, a pole vaulting pit and motorized suspended softball hitting tunnels.  It also contains two mulit-level indoor filming/viewing towers.

The facility will house university events, expanded student recreation programming and intramurals. With the addition of this fieldhouse, UB is among 10 other Mid-American Conference schools that have such a facility in the 12-member conference.

  • Building footprint is over 92,000 square feet, or more than 2 acres

  • Over 4,000,000 cubic feet of indoor space

  • Premier sized indoor practice facility matching the best in the country

  • Option for four recreational fields, each 95′ x 180′

  • 187′ x 398′ of synthetic turf infill system with full football field striping, end zones, and safety clearances

  • Over 6,000 square feet of rubber track surface for sprint practice including long/triple jump and pole vault pits

  • Four motorized suspended softball hitting tunnels

  • 1,300 linear feet of motorized athletic divider netting

  • Public Address system

  • Substantial storage space

  • Two large overhead roll-up doors for ease of moving equipment and furniture

  • Capability of hosting non-sports gatherings of over 4,000 people

  • Over 66′ indoor overhead clearance at peak of roof

  • 15,000 square feet of filtered daylight wall panels

  • 156 high-efficiency LED light fixtures

  • Two multi-level indoor filming/viewing towers, 24′ and 36′ high

  • 30′ tall mechanical unit tower providing 95,000 cubic feet of supply air per minute

  • Additional custom cross-ventilation system for substantial air cooling at field surface.

  • 6,000 tons of foundation concrete

  • Over 80 tons of steel reinforcing bars

  • Over 9,000 tons of structural steel

  • Over three miles of cabling and wiring

  • 100,000 square feet of metal roofing/insulation system

If you’re interested in a Capital Project, please contact:

Jeremy Applegate

Associate AD for Development & Premium Seating

  • 716-645-6832


Eric Gross

Deputy Director of Athletics External Operations

Eric Gross serves as the deputy athletic director for external operations. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing development, sponsorship, ticketing, marketing and promotions as well as broadcasting and athletic communications.  Additionally, he serves as sport supervisor for men’s and basketball…

  • (716) 645-6867