Project : University at Buffalo, Murchie Family Fieldhouse

University at Buffalo -- Buffalo, New York

The 92,000 square foot University at Buffalo Field House, now known as the Murchie Family Fieldhouse is a premier indoor practice facility matching the best in the country. After nearly twenty years of discussion, the indoor training facility gives student-athletes a place to practice through fierce New York winters.

The centerpiece of the new field house is the football field, a 74,958 square-foot AstroTurf RootZone 3D3 Blend turf system. In addition to weathering year-round football practice, the turf field can be divided into four 95-foot-by-180-foot recreational fields. With over 4,000,000 cubic feet of indoor space, the spacious facility also holds rubber sprinting tracks, a triple jump pit, a pole-vaulting pit, motorized suspended softball hitting tunnels, and two multi-level indoor filming/viewing towers. 

The school and community have lauded the new Murchie Family Fieldhouse. The facility allows the University of Buffalo to enhance its recreation programming and positively impact athlete recruiting and development, intramural sports, sports clubs, and the entire student body.

Awards Received:

  • 2020 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Awards – Silver Award (Structural Systems Category)
Services Provided by CHA:
  • Programming
  • Design
  • Construction Administration