US University Breaks Ground on New Sports Facility

12 May 2011 (Last Updated May 12th, 2011 18:30)

The University of Wisconsin has begun construction of the La Bahn Arena, a new sports facility on its campus in Madison, Wisconsin, US. The La Bahn Arena will consist of an ice sheet for men's and women's hockey practice and the women's hockey programme, with a capacity to accommodate

The University of Wisconsin has begun construction of the La Bahn Arena, a new sports facility on its campus in Madison, Wisconsin, US.

The La Bahn Arena will consist of an ice sheet for men’s and women’s hockey practice and the women’s hockey programme, with a capacity to accommodate 2,400 spectators.

The new facility will also house locker rooms for the hockey teams and swimming programmes.

The project will include construction of a connecting skywalk to the Southeast Recreation Facility (SERF).

The $27.9m project will be funded with a combination of donations to UW Athletics and bonds.

Construction of the facility is expected to be complete in late 2012.