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Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse
Nielsen Fieldhouse.jpg
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Capacity 4,000
Opened September 12, 1939
Construction cost $175,000
Architect Ashton and Evans Architects[1]
University of Utah

The Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse was a multi-purpose arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. It opened in 1939. It was home to the University of Utah Utes basketball team prior to Jon M. Huntsman Center opening in 1969. In 1968, it hosted some games for the 1968 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The building is now used as a fitness and recreation center.[2]


  1. ^ "Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse". University of Utah. 1998. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Campus Recreation Services - The Field House". University of Utah. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 

Coordinates: 40°45′40″N 111°50′56″W / 40.761248°N 111.848907°W / 40.761248; -111.848907

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63 news items

Salt Lake Tribune
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:33:31 -0800

Seeing Billy "The Hill" McGill at a recent University of Utah basketball game brought back many pleasant boyhood memories, especially after a visit to Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse. Many younger Ute fans may not realize that the tan brick building just ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:02:10 -0800

The Center is temporarily housed at the Nielsen Fieldhouse, part of the structure left after demolition of Malcolm Price Lab School. "My hope is that we can keep it there long term because we just redesigned that space," Watson said. Schindler's ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:07:12 -0700

UNI's Scottish Rite Early Language Program, or RiteCare, found a spacious home this summer in the second floor of the Nielsen Fieldhouse, which adjoined the lab school. The clinic provides specialized instruction to preschool-aged children with ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:14:43 -0700

The 1951 team was known as "The Homeless Cats" because the Smith Fieldhouse was under construction that year, so they used the University of Utah's Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse and Springville High School for their home games. Coached by Stan Watts, ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:06:38 -0700

It was the fall of 1953, and the second-generation lab school student was among the first to attend a class in the newly built laboratory school on the University of Northern Iowa campus. She remembers the excitement on that first day in the new ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:31:43 -0800

Motta yelled over the din of the University of Utah's old Nielsen Fieldhouse. "If we win this game, we get [Lew] Alcinder next." ARTICLE PHOTO GALLERY. Willie Sojourner played at Weber State between 1968-71 and is the career rebounding leader.
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Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:57:48 -0700

The girls slowly circled the building's perimeter, taking photographs and peeking in the dark doors of the Nielsen Fieldhouse, which UNI intends to save, along with the structure's west wing. As Downs and Vaughn witnessed the demolition, they ...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:45:00 -0800

Into the darkness fade state tournament banners and the tradition of a small-school boys' basketball program that had established itself as one of the state's elite. Last spring's announcement that Northern University High School (Malcolm Price ...

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