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The University of Idaho Library's


Photograph Collection

Documenting the history of the UI Campus

Kibbie Dome , 1971-

Architect:Glen Cline of Cline, Smull, Hamill, & Associates (Boise)

Cost: $7,800,000

Location: 46.726289, -117.017489 | Perimeter Drive and Rayburn Street 1000 Stadium Dr.
Description: Arched roof with 400 foot clear span, 18,000 seats. Building is 410' x 498', height is 150'; floor area is 93,550 sq. feet
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Additions: Phase 1. Grandstand, press box and grass infield (1971) Phase 2. Artificial turf and roll up mechanism (1972) Phase 3. Roof and end walls (1975) Phase 4. East End office and multi-use addition (1982); $4.5 million. Renovations: 2010/11, seating and press box upgrades.; Two phase project to improve and satisfy Life Safety and Code requirements. Project self-funded by the University of Idaho through a series of bond finance instruments. (facilities website) Phase 1, 2008/09; $10-million, approved by the Board of Regents, and an additional $2 million from State of Idaho Permanent Building Fund. Phase 2, 2010/11; $11 million, approved by the Board of Regents.
Use History: Construction began February 1971, with formal dedication in 1975. Athletic multipurpose facility; athletic department offices
Name History: Also know as the ASUI Activity Center. Named for alumnus William H. Kibbie who contributed $300,000 toward the facility, and the Associated Students University of Idaho.
Cost Notes: $7.8 million (Private donation and student fees)
Sources: Morton, Argonaut, VF, Facilities Website

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