Valley Fields | 1818 W. Canal Street | Milwaukee, WI 53233
Directions | Visitor's Guide
Valley Fields Facts
- Alternate Name: The Valley
- Purpose: Soccer stadium and practice field, lacrosse game and practice field and track & field home competition site. Seasonally, a dome complex is fitted over the middle FieldTurf Revolution 360 field during the winter months for competition and training.
- Year opened: 1993
- Surface type: Natural grass, FieldTurf, and eight-lane, 400-meter running track surrounding the third artificial turf field.
- Capacity: 1,750 (grass stadium), 500 (dome)
- No. of fields: 3
Marquette Valley Fields offers 13.5-acres of outdoor recreation and sports in the Menomonee River Valley, about 800 yards south of the Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Marquette Gym. Established in 1993, it serves as the home to the Golden Eagle soccer, lacrosse and track and field programs.
The complex includes a natural grass field with stadium seating, which was constructed in the fall of 2013. Just to the east of the stadium is a FieldTurf training facility that was constructed in 2006, which provides the men's and women's soccer and lacrosse programs the benefit of practicing on campus adjacent to the playing surface. The FieldTurf surface was replaced in the summer of 2015 with the FieldTurf Revolution 360 surface.
Klein Family/KBS Soccer Pavilion
In 2011, the Klein Family/KBS Soccer Pavilion, a 3,000-square-foot, donor-funded facility, was added to the Valley Fields complex and features locker rooms for the men's and women's soccer programs, an officials' and coaches' locker room, a training room and spectator restrooms.
Located on the east side of the stadium bleachers, the building provides easy access to the venue and artificial turf practice field. The facility's façade matches the other existing structures at Valley Fields.
The pavilion was designed by Korb Tredo Achitects and was constructed by KBS Construction. The total budgeted cost for the pavilion was $1.2 million.
In 2017, a $3.6 million seasonal dome was created to provide a climate-controlled competition and training space for the University’s intercollegiate athletic programs during the winter months. The dome sits over the FieldTurf Revolution 360 field.
The seasonal structure remains installed during the winter months to provide an indoor training option for Marquette's soccer, track and field and golf programs, as well as a training and competition venue for men's and women's lacrosse. All other varsity athletic programs, in addition to club and intramural sports, utilize the facility in some capacity as well.
Melvin "Bus" Shimek Memorial Track & Field Facility
On the eastern-most end of the Valley Fields complex is the Shimek Track & Field Facility, an athletic complex and recreational facility for members of the Marquette and Milwaukee communities.
It includes an eight-lane, 400-meter running track that was resurfaced in 2005. The track surrounds an artificial turf field and an area for field track and field events.
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY FACILITIES REQUESTS All requests for indoor or outdoor practices should be made through: Eric Kissel Coordinator of Facilities and Event Management Office Phone: (414) 288-5961 Fax: (414) 288-5885 Email: email@example.com
From Madison (Heading Eastbound on I-94)
1. Exit 26th Street (309B)
2. Take right onto St. Paul
3. Take right on 25th St. (heading south)
4. Follow 25th St. to roundabout and head east on Canal St.
5. Valley Fields will be on left
From Chicago/Green Bay (Heading Westbound I-94)
1. At the Marquette Interchange head westbound on I-94
2. Exit 25th & Clybourn (309B)
3. Take a left onto to 25th St (South)
4. Follow 25th Street to roundabout and head east on Canal St.
5. Valley Fields will be on left
From Campus (16th Street Viaduct)
1. South on 16th Street to middle of viaduct
2. Left at stoplight to bottom of ramp
3. Two additional lefts onto Canal St
4. Valley Fields will be on the right