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Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse
Nielsen Fieldhouse.jpg
Location S. Campus Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
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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28 news items

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:55:30 -0700

2 • The north end zone will read "UTES" instead of "UTAH," a recent alteration to the design that eliminates the redundancy of the "UTAH" newly painted on the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse roof. 3 • The field will be bordered in red instead of white, except ...
Block U
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:29:37 -0700

Mark Sargent created a Gofundme page on August 3rd with the stated goal of raising 15.3 thousand dollars to paint "UTAH" on the Roof of the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse which overlooks the north end zone. This wasn't just a spur of the moment idea either.

Deseret News

Deseret News
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:27:09 -0700

A fan of the Utah Utes is raising money online to put the word "Utah" on top of the the Nielsen Fieldhouse. "I took @PortlandUte's idea, together with @Dahlelama's images and ran with it," wrote Mark Sargent on his GoFundMe page raising the money for ...
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 ...

Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:18:54 -0700

A fan's page to fundraise for signage at Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium has met its goal. And it made fun of some of the Utes' rivals in the process. A GoFundMe started by Utah fan Mark Sargent wanted to get "UTAH" painted atop Nielsen Fieldhouse behind ...

Deseret News

Deseret News
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:44:23 -0700

However, he was unable to make the trip. … The $15,000 lettering of “Utah” on the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse atop the north end zone made its debut. Contributing: Amy Donaldson, Brad Rock. Email: dirk@desnews.com. Twitter: @DirkFacer. Related Stories ...

Deseret News

Deseret News
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:25:10 -0700

HE LIKES IT: The project to paint the word “Utah” on the roof of the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse adjacent to the stadium is approved by Whittingham. He said it's great and it'll add to the environment and be a good look. Former Runnin' Ute Keith Van Horn ...

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:51:20 -0700

That winter, I was among the winners of a writing contest where aspiring sports scribes covered a state basketball tournament game at the old Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse on deadline. That earned me my first byline in The Salt Lake Tribune. I haven't ...

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