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Making old new again Photos: Wittich Hall and Roger Harring Stadium get updates.

Wittich Hall, built in 1916 with an addition in 1931, is UWL’s second oldest building.

The State Building Commission approved the Wittich Hall renovation project on the UW-La Crosse campus during its meeting Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the State Capitol in Madison. A complete renovation of the building’s interior will create an iconic and modern new home for UWL’s College of Business Administration.

Construction began in July 2018, with doors expected to open in May 2020. The approximately $26 million project is funded through university program revenue; no state tax money will be used.

Workers grind, clean and tuck-point the brick on Wittich Hall.
Steel beams are installed to create a third floor in the south gymnasium.
Workers install metal stud walls on the first floor.

Steel beams are placed to create a third floor in the north gymnasium.

Top, the UWL Gymnastics facilities photo taken in 2017. Bottom, steel beams are placed to create a third floor space. The maple hardwood floors will be preserved during the renovation.
Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex

Workers peel off the old artificial turf with skid-steer loaders. The artificial turf replacement project is replacing the 10-year old turf that was originally installed at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in 2009. The new turf will have a lifespan of 10 years and has a soft layer under the turf to provide a cushion for hard falls. The project costs approximately $500,000 and is funded with Program Revenue funds; no state tax money will be used.

Workers brush-in and add sand to the new turf. Rubber pellets will be added after the sand.

An aerial of Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex looking west toward downtown La Crosse.

An aerial of Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex looking east toward the bluffs.

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