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11-17-2010, 06:06 PM
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La Bahn Arena is officially a "go."

The Wisconsin State Building Commission on Wednesday gave final approval to a multi-level, hockey and swimming competition and training facility to be constructed adjacent to the Kohl Center on the UW-Madison campus. La Bahn Arena will be named after Charles (UW-Madison '49) and Mary Ann La Bahn, the lead donors for the project.
La Bahn Arena will be a tri-level complex that will include the following:

• 90' by 200' ice sheet for men's and women's hockey practice and women's competition, with seating for approximately 2,400 spectators
• Men's and women's hockey team locker rooms and a visiting team locker room

• Women's hockey office suite and associated support spaces
Currently the Wisconsin women's hockey program plays its home games at the Kohl Center, but the team's practice facility and locker rooms are at the Shell next to Camp Randall Stadium.

The men's hockey team currently practices at the Bob Johnson Hockey Facility adjacent to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, but has its locker room at the Kohl Center where it plays its home
Im glad to see this project is finally going to become a reality. When the basketball and hockey teams are all playing at home on the same weekend, there can be some serious scheduling conflicts at the Kohl Center.

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