Kolf Sports Center

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Coordinates: 44°01′27″N 88°33′08″W / 44.024186°N 88.552101°W / 44.024186; -88.552101

Kolf Sports Center

The Kolf Sports Center is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It was named for Robert Kolf, the university's head track coach from 1931 to 1959.[1]

History[edit]

Kolf Sports center was considered to be a state-of-the-art facility when it was built in 1971.[1] It contains a one eighth of a mile all-weather indoor track on the second floor. The track hosted the 1994, 1997 and 2001 NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship meets.[1]

Uses[edit]

Indoor track[edit]

The UW-Oshkosh Titans track and field teams practice in the indoor track. The track hosts the annual Oshkosh High School Invitational, which is attended by a large number of Wisconsin high school track teams.

Basketball[edit]

The basketball court is the home of the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Titans men's and women's basketball teams.

Other sports[edit]

The university also uses the facility for wrestling and gymnastics.[2] Wrestling Superstars Live!AWA Superstars of Wrestling held an event at the arena in 1999.

Physical education[edit]

The university holds physical education classes at Kolf. The offices of the physical education department, the university's athletic director, athletic coaches, and the Military Science Department are located at Kolf.[2]

Commencement[edit]

Kolf is used for commencement ceremonies for the university, Fox Valley Technical College, and Oshkosh West and Oshkosh North high schools.

Concert venue[edit]

Kolf has been used for concerts since the late 1980s. Artists such as Wishbone Ash, The Cars, Goo Goo Dolls, Everclear, Jason Mraz, Michelle Branch, Bob Dylan, Lifehouse, Simple Plan, Sugar Ray and comedian Dave Chappelle have performed there.

Political rallies[edit]

On February 15, 2008, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made a campaign speech at Kolf.

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