Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)


The Universiade Pavilion is a 64,000 sq ft multi-purpose indoor complex that houses a seven-lane, 200 metre track with Mondo floor surface, long jump and pole vaulting areas, indoor soccer field, 4 basketball courts, 4 volleyball courts, 4 tennis courts, 4 badminton courts, a two-level bleacher seating with 5,500 capacity, locker rooms, and multi-purpose spaces. The Pavilion can house sporting events to craft shows, ceremonies to career fairs, the expansive floor space, and soaring ceiling allow for various activities to take place here.

From the over-sized load indoors, large enough to fit a semi-truck, to the multiple entrances, the Pavilion is the perfect location for large events.

A Fieldhouse For The Future

The success of the joint University-City bid for the 1983 Universiade provided a welcome opportunity to obtain funding for such a facility. Money for the fieldhouse, the cost of which is to be about $23 million. Ross Macnab, vice president (University) of the 1983 Games and a member of the fieldhouse planning committee was excited about the wide variety of uses to which the fieldhouse can be put after the Games, and he points out that the idea of a fieldhouse for the campus did not originate from considerations associated with the Games.

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Past Events
  • Universiade World Student Games
  • Commonwealth Games
  • World Masters Games
  • Canadian Ismaili Games
  • Butterdome Craft Show
  • Gym Power
  • Underwear Affair
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies
  • Edmonton Journal Games