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New Multi-Use Facility Construction Updates

Please pardon our dust as construction of a new multi-use facility continues!

The new six-level parking facility being built on the existing surface parking lot is part of a planned major athletics and recreation complex on the north end of the Evanston campus. The new facility will have space for fitness/recreational activities, as well as for clinical services and academic programs.  

During construction, alternate parking will be available:

NU Faculty Staff Permits:

  • South of the Crown Sports Pavilion & east of Searle & Cook Hall
  • East of the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion
  • East of Kemper Hall

Blue "S" Sports Pavilion Permits:

  • East of the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion only


SPAC Access During Construction 

A new temporary south entrance to the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion/Norris Aquatic Center has been constructed. The existing west entrance to the sports and aquatic center is closed.

The new south entrance is complete and open.

All current activity areas in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion/Norris Aquatic Center and Combe Tennis Center will remain open during construction.


The SPAC expansion will include expanded fitness and exercise studio space, a juice bar, a wellness suite and meeting rooms.     


We apologize for this inconvenience but look forward to our new fitness and recreation facilities and the improved service to the university community!


Please direct any questions to Dan Bulfin, Director Fitness & Recreation, 847.491.4601,

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Last Updated, May 20, 2013

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