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Ryan Jacobs Softball School
Ryan Jacobs Softball School

Facilities and Directions


Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex (Game Facility)

In 2008, the Panthers began play at their new home, Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.  The facility, located along West 12th Street just northwest of the UNI campus, replaces Panther Park, which had served as the Panthers home field for 30 seasons, beginning with the 1978 campaign. 

Robinson-Dresser boasts many of the amenities lacking at Panther Park, including a press box, permanent seating, and on-site restrooms and concessions facilities. Fans also will enjoy an upgrade in parking, as Robinson-Dresser features a large, paved parking lot immediately adjacent to the softball field.  The field, which has been used by Cedar Falls High School since its completion in the summer of 1989, was upgraded over the summer and fall of 2007, with improvements made to the turf, drainage system, scoreboard, and outfield fence.  The facility also features a lighting system for night games and large bullpen areas for both the home and visiting teams.
 


UNI-Dome (Camp Facility)

In 2009, the University of Northern Iowa installed Mondoturf Ecofill Star artificial turf in the UNI-Dome, replacing the previous artificial surface which had been in use since 1992.  Construction began July 13, 2009, and the final touches were put in place August 15, 2009.  The surface came in 32 rollable panels and is secured by a Velcro system.  The mid-field and endzone logos are in-laid and do not require annual painting of the turf.  The new field features a different look than the old turf, as well as a new look to the end zones.  The end zones are now purple and have Panthers in gold letters.  Under the turf is an all-purpose floor marked as a running track.

The Dome is used for concerts, community events such as recreational and craft shows, and commencement ceremonies.  When the Dome is not in use by the University, it can be rented for various purposes.  The main seating area accommodates over 16,000 people for football games.

Directions to UNI

From the North:  Take Highway 218 and proceed south to Highway 57.  Take Highway 57 and travel west approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left on Hudson Road. Travel approximately 1.5 miles; the UNI-Dome will be on your right.

From the South:  Take Interstate 380 north to Highway 20.  Take Highway 20 west to Hudson Road and turn right.  Travel approximately 3.2 miles, turn left onto W. 27th Street.  Turn right at Panther Parkway; the UNI-Dome will be on your right.


From the East:  Take Highway 20 west to Hudson Road and turn right.  Travel approximately 3.2 miles, turn left onto W. 27th Street.  Turn right at Panther Parkway; the UNI-Dome will be on your right.

From the West:  Take Highway 20 east to Hudson Road and turn left.  Travel approximately 3.2 miles, turn left onto W. 27th Street.  Turn right at Panther Parkway; the UNI-Dome will be on your right.

From the Airport:  Take Airport Boulevard to Highway 57 West.  Follow Highway 57 approximately 3.5 miles to Hudson Road.  Turn left on Hudson Road.  Travel approximately 1.5 miles; the UNI-Dome will be on your right.

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