University of Michigan, Al Glick Field House

Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • FIRM

    TMP Architecture, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    University of Michigan

  • AREA

    104,049 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $26,100,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2009

The University of Michigan’s new indoor practice facility for intercollegiate football is the latest addition to the school’s athletic campus. This part of campus, with a unique historic architectural identity, includes the highly detailed stone-and-brick Yost Ice Arena. The Glick Field House is detailed to extend and celebrate this timeless ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$251.00FEATURED IN2010 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities style and to reinforce the identity of the university’s athletic campus.

The 104,000-square-foot facility features a field-turf surface, identical to Michigan Stadium’s playing surface. The field provides greater runoff space and more height than most practice facilities, simulating actual playing conditions. Generous use of translucent glazing reduces dependence on artificial light sources, reducing electrical consumption, and creating a comfortable and required private atmosphere.

The team lockers are housed in one large open space. A tiered floor enables team members, coaching staff and recruits to see one another clearly without the restriction often caused by rows of lockers blocking views. This visual connection serves an important role in the program’s team-building experience.