Northwestern gets new facility to go with renovated arena

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern is getting a new practice facility to go with a renovated arena.

The facility for men's and women's basketball, volleyball and other programs was announced Tuesday. It will feature a fieldhouse with three courts that will be built inside an existing building adjacent to Welsh-Ryan Arena.

It will also include new training and strength-and-conditioning facilities, team meeting rooms, men's and women's basketball offices and staff locker rooms. The facility will allow for larger locker rooms in the arena for the basketball and volleyball teams.

A $110 million renovation of Welsh-Ryan Arena is set to begin this spring and be completed in the fall of 2018. The Wildcats will play next season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

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