Loftus Sports Center
The Loftus Sports Center is entering its 29th full year of service for the University of Notre Dame athletic program in 2015–2016. One of the most integral athletic buildings on campus, the Loftus Center serves as an indoor practice facility for several Irish varsity sports (football, track and field, rowing, women's soccer, men's soccer, women's lacrosse, men's lacrosse, baseball and softball) and hosts competition for both the track and field and lacrosse teams.
Dedicated on April 23, 1988, the Loftus Center saw its first football team practice on September 30th of that season. Designed for use by all Notre Dame athletic teams as well as students, faculty and staff. The center measures 614 feet by 210 feet.
The Loftus Center also shares the Haggar Fitness Center with the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, completed in the summer of 2005. The Haggar Fitness Center ranks as one of the most comprehensive free-weight and exercise machine facilities in the nation. It features a three-lane track for speed workouts, a 40-yard Prestige Turf field for team workouts and over 30 free weight areas and 40 exercise machines.
The Loftus Center also features Meyo Field, a 100-yard Prestige Turf field with endzones, surrounded by a six-lane track one fifth of a mile long - making it as large as any indoor track in the nation.
The lengthy straightaway and wide turns of the Meyo Track provides runners with optimum conditions for competition at NCAA record pace. The facility's Mondo track surface is respected as the best track surface in the world. Irish track and field head coach Joe Piane has wasted little time in making use of the outstanding track, scheduling two top-rated invitational meets during the indoor season. Both the Meyo Invitational and Alex Wilson Invitational attract outstanding fields each season.
Ellerbe Becket Architects of Minneapolis designed the building and Casteel Construction of South Bend was the general contractor. The maximum height over Meyo Field in the Loftus Sports Center is 54 feet and temperature and humidity are kept at 60. A mezzanine seating area accommodates 300 people and also serves as a dry land training era for the Notre Dame's women's rowing team. The Loftus Center is a gift of John R. Loftus of St. Charles, Ill., a member of Notre Dame's basketball team in 1944, 1948 and 1949.
Meyo Field is a gift of Raymond D. Meyo, a 1964 graduate who is president and chief operating officer of Meyo Worldwide Inc. Meyo is a member of the College of Engineering advisory council, and was joined in the benefaction by his wife, Marie.
|Loftus Sports Center Contacts||Name||Office Number: 574-631-|
|Facility Manager||Eric Kingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Facilities Coordinator||Ryan Wattemail@example.com|