Superior Dome

The Superior DomeThe Superior Dome has been home to the Wildcat football team since its construction in 1991 and is now also home to the Wildcat soccer team and the Wildcat track teams. The Dome stands 14 stories high and encompasses 5.1 acres under its roof. Constructed of 781 Douglas Fir beams and 108.5 miles of fir decking, the Dome has a permanent seating capacity of 8,000, although the building can hold as many as 16,000 people.

In the "Book of World Records - 2010," the Superior Dome is listed as the fifth-largest dome structure in the world (largest being measured by diameter). The four other structures that are larger are made of steel, making it the largest wooden dome structure.The facility has a diameter of 536 feet. It has the ability to withstand 60 pounds per square foot of snow and 80 mile per hour winds.

The Dome's features include a retractable artificial turf carpet, the largest of its kind in the world. When extended, the turf has the ability to accommodate football, soccer (120 x 72 ft. field) and field hockey. Underneath the carpet is a synthetic playing surface that features three basketball/volleyball courts, two tennis courts and a 200-meter track. Three concession areas provide service to all events.

Superior Dome Football FieldTwelve computerized winches extend the carpet over a cushion of air. It takes 30 minutes to retract the artificial turf carpet and approximately two hours for full set up to be completed.

The Superior Dome is also home of the NMU Olympic Training Site offices, as well as special training areas for the NMU-OTS boxing, weightlifting and wrestling teams.

For information on renting the Superior Dome, call 906-227-2850. To view what is taking place on the main floor of the Superior Dome, go to the Dome webcam.

For information about the Superior Dome building hours, go to Facility Schedules.

 


View Larger Map

2013-2014 Schedule of Events


October

5 - Hillsdale College vs NMU football - 1 p.m.
12 - Marquette Youth Football
13 - Alex's Lemon Run
26 - Wayne State Univ vs. NMU football  "Family Weekend/Band Day" 1 p.m.

November
1 - Northwood University vs NMU football "Senior/Veterans Day"- 1 p.m.
22 - MHSAA 8-man high school football Championship game TBD
23 - MHSAA football playoffs TBD

December
6-8  TV6 Christmas Craft Show
14 NMU Commencement 10:30 a.m.

January
18 - Special Olympics Winter Games
24-26 - Noquemanon Ski Marathon
31 - NMU track meet

February
1 - NMU track meet
6-9 - Softball tournament for Special Olympics
15 - Pump Up the Dome Inflatable Game Day
22 - Kaleidoscope 12 p.m.
28 - Finlandia women's softball tournament

March
1-2  Finlandia women's softball tournament
7-9 - UP Builders Show
14-16 - New Car Show
21-23 - Boat, Sport and RV Show
29-30 - NMU soccer tournament

April
4-6 - Youth soccer tournament
12 - NMU football spring game
15 - Division 1 high school track meet
16 - Division 2 high school track meet
17 - Division 3 high school track meet
18-19 - MSHS girls softball tournament
25-27 - Youth soccer tournament

May
3 - NMU commencement 10:30 a.m.
9-11 - TV6 Mother's Day Craft Show

June
1 - MSHS Project Graduation
28 - UP All-Star high school football game 3 p.m.

 For more information please contact the Superior Dome office at 906-227-2850.