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Courtesy: WMU

Donald Seelye Athletic Center

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 05/18/2005
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The Donald "J" Seelye Athletic Center, which began construction in the winter of 2001, officially opened its doors to Western Michigan University athletic programs on January 13, 2003.

The WMU women’s soccer team was the first to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facility with an early-morning workout.

The $25 million facility was officially opened in the fall of 2003 with a dedication ceremony that featured both university and community leaders. All Bronco programs in need of the turf bay now have access and have the ability to escape from the frigid winter temperatures in Michigan.

Bronco athletic squads will train on an 80x60-yard field covered with AstroPlay synthetic turf. AstroPlay is produced by Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc. - the same company which installed NeXturf at Waldo Stadium.

The Seelye Center also houses several luxury suites for home Bronco football games, which also double as offices for selected members of the Bronco coaching staff. The facility includes an equipment room, training room and severl locker rooms.

The Varsity "W" Club Room provides a plentiful space for special events, including press conferences and weekly coach luncheons.

From I-94
At exit #74, turn north onto US-131, go 2.7 miles; use the following directions for exiting from US-131.  Exit #36 (Stadium Drive East) and proceed 2.5 miles.  After crossing Oliver Street (in between basketball arena and softball field), the second right will be the entrance (Lot 7) to the Seelye Center.