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Laker Turf Building

Laker Turf Building


138,000 sq.ft
Completed September 2008
Allendale Campus

Due to the increased demand for space in the current Fieldhouse, the Laker Turf building was designed to provide more recreational opportunities to our student population. With the growth of GVSU came the growth of Fieldhouse programming. The Movement Science Department, Campus Rec. Department, Club Sport teams, ICA athletics, and general student recreation participation have all increased significantly. With the addition of the turf building comes more space opportunity for a variety of recreational use within the turf building as well as the current Fieldhouse.


  • Geothermal heat pump
  • Photovoltaic roof
  • Rain garden
  • Solar Wall
  • 6 lane 300 meter indoor track with 9 sprint lanes
  • Long jump and triple jump lane and pits
  • Indoor pole vault, shot put, and high jump
  • 100 yard indoor sport turf field
  • Multi-purpose rooms for various student activities
  • Day use student locker/shower rooms
  • Public restrooms
  • Athletic Training room
  • Concession area
  • Bleacher seating for 800 spectators
  • Field level bleacher seating for 260 student athletes
  • ADA accessible features