Ohio University – Walter Field House

Athens, OH
$11.5 M

B&H served as the Structural Engineer of Record on the design of a new 94,000-square-foot field house with a 210-foot-wide by 400-foot-long pre-engineered metal building and a 10,000 SF, one/two-story addition which includes the vestibule, storage spaces, mechanical-electrical rooms, and miscellaneous spaces.

The indoor multipurpose athletic facility serves as a practice facility for University athletes for multiple competitive sports such as football, baseball, golf and track, and field sports such as pole vault, running, hurdles and long/ triple jump. This facility houses a 100-yard AstroTurf football field with two 10-yard end zones, two All-American scoreboards, a 4-lane, 316 meter practice track, long jump and pole vault pits, golf and hitting cages, two filming platforms and a netting system that can accommodate multiple and simultaneous events. The fieldhouse is used for academic classes, OHIO Athletics, Marching 110 practices, Army and Air Force ROTC training, and Intramural and Club Sports.