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Groundbreaking for John and Carolyn Sonnentag Fieldhouse and Event Center

Groundbreaking for John and Carolyn Sonnentag Fieldhouse and Event Center

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Following 8 years and a couple setbacks, shovels at last hit the dust at the web page of the John and Carolyn Sonnentag Fieldhouse and Party Center Monday early morning.

John and Carolyn Sonnentag, who donated $70 million dollars to the challenge, joined UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt and several much more for a ceremonial groundbreaking that will opportunity the experience of Eau Claire when it opens in the spring of 2024.

The foreseeable future dwelling for UW-Eau Claire basketball will be the largest general public recreation facility in northwest Wisconsin.

“It’s just wonderful following eight many years we’re last but not least seeing this venture get off the ground. And John and I could not be happier and we explained a long time ago when all of this was unveiled, we just hoped we would dwell extended plenty of to see it, so we nevertheless obtained a few of many years but we’re heading to make it materialize,” suggests Carolyn Sonnentag.

“And I want to express our sincere appreciation for their sort and generous reward of historic proportion to this university and it’s students. This gift will effect UW-Eau Claire and our community for generations,” adds Terry Weld, Eau Claire Town Council President.

The County Products Occasion and Recreation Complex will also consist of the Mayo Clinic Well being Procedure Diagnostics Imaging and Athletics Medication Clinic and a Springhill Suites by Marriot.

It’s anticipated to just take two decades to total the venture and will be completely ready in time for UWEC’s 2024 graduation ceremony.

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