University of Colorado: Balch Field House – Boulder CO

Description

Batch field house is set against the University of Colorado football stadium and is part of a larger athletic complex. It is still in place and actively used for intramural athletics.

From “Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration”: “The new field house for the University of Colorado is approximately 144 by 296 feet in over-all dimensions. The large hall has an earth floor with a cinder running track 12 laps to the mile, and is provided with a removable wood basketball floor, 60 by 90 feet. Permanent bleachers seat approximately 2,000, and removable bleachers on both sides of the basketball court can seat approximately 1,900. There are 2 handball courts as well. The exterior walls are in random ashlar of native stone. The wood roof covered with tile is supported on steel girders and purlins.

The project was completed in September 1936 at a construction cost of $114,156 and a project cost of $122,295.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
122295

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration" (1939).

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Location Info


University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309

Coordinates: 40.007416, -105.267211

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