Due to projected inclement weather, we must regrettably cancel our Zephyrs Fields Grand Opening scheduled for tomorrow evening (8/28). While the event will not be rescheduled, we will look for other ways to celebrate the gift of our beautiful new track and field.
Our Zephyrs Connect however is a rain or shine event! If we need to cancel due to lightning an announcement will be made by 2:oo p.m. tomorrow.
5:00 run/walk registration – AS SCHEDULED
5:30 kids run – AS SCHEDULED
6:00 run/walk – AS SCHEDULED
6:30 free catered dinner & social (for registered participants and volunteers)) – AS SCHEDULED
8:00 blessing and dedication of Zephyrs Fields by the Most Reverend David Ricken – CANCELLED
8:30 fireworks – CANCELLED
This $2.5 Million NCAA regulation fields project is equipped with an MTS Pro synthetic turf field for soccer and football and an 8-lane 400-meter Zephyrs Blue synthetic polyurethane championship running track. Also included as part of the new sports complex are collegiate level designed pole vault, long jump, discus, shot put and high jump areas all visible from the grandstand. It also is enhanced with a new LED track timing and scoreboard system. All sporting events will be supported with a 360-degree high-performance sound system and will include a wi-fi network for live streaming of contests.
The actual field was inspired by Marquette University’s new Valley Fields varsity sports park. The complex’s new “Home of the Zephyrs” entrance arch incorporates design elements of both the historic Notre Dame and Marquette University gateways.
This new athletic facility, which has been in planning and construction for the last year, was made possible by gifts from donors.
The architectural and engineering assignment was completed by Point of Beginning, Inc., and Miron Construction was the builder.
Live Construction Video
May 27 Flyover Video