Top 25 of 2012: Outdoor recreation complex

Artist’s rendering of Outdoor Recreation Sports ComplexAs 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 11

In October, NIU broke ground on a new Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex.

The facility, being built to the north of the Convocation Center, is a key component of the “New Northern Lifestyle” and Vision 2020 Initiative.

It will feature lighted multi-use sports fields where soccer, rugby, flag football, lacrosse, baseball, softball and Ultimate Frisbee can be played.

The new facility means the university can host more competitions for sport clubs as well as large-scale weekend tournaments. It also allows more flexibility in scheduling more intramural sports and better accommodation of rain-outs.

The complete story is available online.

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