Murchie Family Fieldhouse

Overview

Facility
MURCH
Number
A482
Function
Arts / Athletics
Gross Square Feet
97,268
Construction Cost
$15,500,000
Completed
April, 2019
Architect
CHA Design/Construction Solutions

Function

The Murchie Family Fieldhouse is a 92,000 square feet facility for year-round training.  It houses a full-size turf football field, 6,000 feet of rubber sprinting tracks, a triple jump pit, a pole vaulting pit and motorized suspended softball hitting tunnels.  It also contains two mulit-level indoor filming/viewing towers.

The facility will house university events, expanded student recreation programming and intramurals. With the addition of this fieldhouse, UB is among 10 other Mid-American Conference schools that have such a facility in the 12-member conference.

Namesake

Tunney Murchie.

Tunney Murchie is owner and president of Lackawanna Products Corporation in Clarence, NY.  He is a 1975 graduate of Buffalo with a degree in management and also earned his MBA from UB in 1976.  He played hockey for the Bulls from 1971-73 and was an assistant coach with the program in 1974.  His wife, Deanna, is a 1974 graduate of Buffalo with a degree in public health.  The entire Murchie family has been committed to "the on-going efforts to improve the facilities at UB for all sports programs".