UNI-Dome

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Seating Capacities
  • End-Stage 180: 18,000
  • In-the-Round: 22,000
More Information
  • TBD

The UNI-Dome, as it is commonly known, is a multi-purpose coliseum designed by Thorson-Brom-Broshar-Snyder Architects of Waterloo. For sports, it has an astro-turf football surface that can be rolled up when not in use; a removable basketball court; and an all-purpose floor marked as a running track.

The Dome is used for concerts, community events such as recreational and craft shows, and commencement ceremonies. When the Dome is not in use by the University, it can be rented for various purposes.

The building has four main concourse level entrances: two on the east and two on the west. Each is named after a major contributor to the Dome project. There are also two other entrances: one on the north and one on the south side. The north entrance opens into a hallway which leads to the Physical Education Center.The main seating area accommodates over 16,000 people for football games. Because the crowd must be seated around a smaller court, potential seating for basketball is much smaller. The domed roof is made of fiberglass with a teflon coating. Its inner layer assists with the melting of snow and ice in the winter. For heavy snows, however, workers must scoop snow off the roof by hand. The transparent roof permits natural lighting during the day. Lights are installed and used for night events. The roof is supported by cables but suspended by air pressure. It has an electronic monitoring system to alert officials to any problems and is climate controlled to allow for year-round use.

General Information
  • Box Office: (319) 273-6334
  • Main Offices: (319) 273-6334
Contact
  • 2501 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
  • Contact: Brooke Croshier-Sidebotham

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