UIC Campus Recreation

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Outdoor Field Complex

Outdoor Field Complex

Outdoor Field Complex (OFC)-Currently Under Construction 

Turf Remodeling Project at the Outdoor Field Complex Underway

The remodeled facility will feature:

  • More than 214,000 square foot synthetic turf facility.
  • Two multi-purpose fields provide a safe playing surface for a variety of sports and recreation activities.
  • Additional fencing added to foul territory areas to assist in separating active play areas from pedestrian corridor.
  • Outdoor WiFi access for the UIC community.

The facility will also be more environmentally friendly with the following features:

  • UIC will save up to 2,000,000 gallons of water per year in irrigation costs alone.
  • Fertilizers and pesticides will be eliminated.
  • The playing field uses approximately 87,000 recycled tires, which is used to make up the FieldTurf’s performance infill layer.
  • The installation of the field eliminates fuel-powered mowing, aerating and re-seeding.

Grand Re-Opening Summer 2015

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Summer Break
Monday – Friday – 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, Sunday – 10:00am – 3:00pm


Multi-purpose Fields
The Multi-purpose fields are used to support the Intramural Sports  and Sport Club programs. They are also available for drop-in use and rentals. Student groups or outside constituents wishing to use the fields on an on-going basis should contact Campus Recreation to schedule your activity. 312-413-5150 Registered groups have priority during the scheduled hours of operation.  Group usage during non-scheduled hours of operation is prohibited. Please contact the Department of Campus Recreation for more information.
Sand Volleyball Courts
The volleyball courts are available at any time the field complex is open. Scheduled Intramural activities receive priority scheduling for this facility.
Jogging Path
The outdoor jogging path winds through the perimeter of the field complex and covers roughly 7/8 of a mile. Alternate running routes may be imposed during varsity soccer matches.

General Policies

  • All access to the Outdoor Field Complex will be made through the proper designated gate on 14th Place.
  • Proper adult supervision is required for children under the age of 18.
  • Animals are prohibited in the complex, with the exception of guide dogs for the visually impaired.
  • Open fires and barbeques are not allowed on the grounds. Glass containers or bottles are only allowed in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • No skate boards, in-line skates or bicycles are permitted beyond the entry gate.
  • Golf and baseball activities are prohibited in the Outdoor Field Complex.
  • Food and beverages may be permitted when requested as part of a reserved event. The University reserves the right of the first refusal of all catering requests.
  • Only pre-approved activities will be allowed on the fields.
  • Proper footwear will be required on all fields. No metal spiked shoes will be allowed on any fields.
  • No organized activities can take place without the approval of the Department of Campus Recreation. This includes but is not limited to: practices, training, group exercise, competitive games, etc. Please contact Nate Scott for all rental questions.

UIC Community Usage

The OFC is available for drop-in use by UIC community and neighborhood residents when scheduled events or activities are not taking place. During the academic year, community access is limited.  Community access is open during the university’s academic summer break.  Reoccurring field use will not be permitted without a scheduled rental contract. Please be aware that pets are NOT ALLOWED into the OFC.  Violators will be ticketed by UIC Police.

Group or private instruction of any kind is not permitted on the grounds at the OFC.

Facility rentals or University programs may preempt the drop in schedule. UIC reserves the right to reschedule any activity days and times. Facilities may be closed due to inclement weather, or unscheduled maintenance. For more information regarding daily schedule changes, please call the Field Office at (312) 413-2738.  For information regarding field reservations please contact Nate Scott, Associate Director of Facilities, at (312) 413-5168.



The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right to cancel any scheduled activity based on inclement weather, field conditions, and unscheduled field maintenance.  Cancellations will be communicated via the OFC Hotline (312) 413-2738.  UIC Campus Recreation Staff will determine if the scheduled activities can be safely played and if the activity will have long term negative effects on the condition of the fields.  All decisions will be based on the following factors:

  • Previous, current, and future weather conditions
  • Safety of our participants
  • Type of activity and number of users
  • Game officials have the authority to cancel or suspend games due to weather conditions

Remember, the fields may be closed on a sunny day if previous rainfall has impacted the field conditions.

In the event of lightening and/or thunder the Outdoor Fields Complex will be closed and fields must be cleared immediately.  All scheduled activity can resume when no lighting or thunder is present for a full 30 minutes.  (timing will start over each time lightning or thunder is present)

In the event of extreme weather UIC Campus Recreation will operate in accordance the National Weather Service guidelines and procedures.

OFC Contact Information

900 W. 14th Place, Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (312) 413-2738

Email: rec@uic.edu

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