LaBahn Arena

LEED Silver Certified 

the LaBahn Arena

Project Information

Total Cost: $33.6 Million

Area:130,000 GSF

Project Summary: The project constructed a four level 98,250 ASF/ 120,000 GSF new facility and renovated 8,000 GSF in the existing Kohl Center located at 601 West Dayton Street for a women’s/men’s hockey practice facility and women’s hockey performance facility. The new construction included a 90’ x 200’ ice sheet, spectator seating for approximately 4,000, team locker rooms for UW, visitor locker rooms, concessions, public toilets, pre-function/circulation space, and women’s hockey coaches’ offices. It also included a support services location for our men’s and women’s swimming programs. The main feature of this space includes locker and team room functions to support both of these teams.


This project achieved LEED Silver certification. Details about this are given below. 

Construction of the Bubbledeck 

The LaBahn Arena is the first project in the U.S. to use Bubbledeck ®, a structural support system using plastic spheres.

  All plants and grass surrounding this site require no irrigation.

Plants surrounding the building
A lounge area in the LaBahn Arena

Low-emitting paints, sealants, adhesives, carpets and furnishings were used throughout this facility.

 The hockey rink