Construction has begun on the Compton Family Center - a new, on-campus, two-rink ice facility designed to help meet the needs of the campus and regional community and the Notre Dame hockey program.
The main arena, with its traditional barrel vaulted roof supported by a series of bow trusses will have a capacity of approximately 5,000 patrons (seated and standing room combined) on two levels. The west (visitors) end of the arena will be reserved for student and hockey band seating on both levels. Club seating, general admission seating and the media center will also be located on the upper level. Standing room areas will be plentiful around the arena on both levels of the open concourse concept. The arena is scheduled to open in mid-October 2011.
The new ice arena is located south of the Joyce Center, just north of Angela Boulevard, and just west across Leahy Drive from the new Irish track and field facility. The majority of the arena seating will be of the chair-back variety. One of the rinks is Olympic-sized, 200'x100' and will be devisable into 2, 100'x 100' cross-ice rinks to support the Irish Youth Hockey League, the USA youth hockey development model and intramural broom ball use.
Offices, locker room, and training facilities for the Notre Dame hockey program will be located within the facility. The weight room within the building will be available for use by all Fighting Irish varsity athletes and eight (8) auxiliary locker rooms will be available for campus and community use of the facility. Locker rooms for officials and a visiting intercollegiate team are also part of the event level floor plan.
To view further details and pictures, please click Compton Family Center.