Category Archives: Perry Field House

RecWell Rewind – Falcon Field House Design Approved

The final design for the Falcon Fieldhouse was approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday, April 13, 1990.

An UndergApproved Design of the Falcon Field Houseraduate Student Government (USG) poll of 162 students conducted in February 1990 revealed that 95 percent showed support for the new facility. The building had to be financed through Interest-bearing bonds and student fees financed over a 15 year period. However, the same USG poll showed that 94 percent showed support for the construction using general fees.

The primary purpose of the new 130,000 square-foot facility was to house intramurals and physical education classes. A major benefit of the fieldhouse was the ability to move intramurals indoors during inclement weather. Use of the building included physical education classes during the morning hours, varsity teams during the afternoon, and intramurals in the evening.

According to interim director of the fieldhouse Ron Zweirlein, part of the University’s planning for the new facility included visits to similar facilities at other campuses. By examining the strengths and weaknesses of existing facilities, and Ron Zweirlein was quoted as saying “my area of expertise is in the design of facilities of this type and this is one of the nicest I have ever seen.” Trustee Kevin Coughlin noted that the building was designed to house sporting activities, not spectators, and plans were not included for bleachers.

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RecWell Rewind – Department of Recreational Sports Formed

The Department of Recreational Sports (Rec Sports) was formed in 1992.

The Department was formed to encompass the Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs programs, which were moved from the College of Health and Physical Education (HPE) (now HMSLS), as well as the Perry Field House, which was under construction.

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RecWell Rewind – “Spirit of the Games Award” Presented to the University Field House

Award PlaqueThe University Field House was presented the “Spirit of the Games Award” July 1995 for having gone beyond the call of duty in ensuring the success of the 1995 OhiOntario Games.

The OhiOntario International Friendship Games were held from 1994 to 2001 to “demonstrate a community approach to international goodwill by promoting active living in the sister cities of St. Thomas, Ontario, and Bowling Green, Ohio.”

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Recreational Sports and Fitness Week February 22 – February 27

BGSU Recreation and Wellness is participating in the annual NIRSA Recreational Sports and Fitness Day by celebrating what we do all week long! A featured activity of the week is to capture exactly what recreation means to BGSU by showcasing it through photography. Be a part of the excitement by participating in the Photo Journal Project. See your work possibly featured on the Recreation and Wellness website, in social media, entered into NIRSA contests, or possibly displayed at the Student Recreation Center.


  • Open to any BGSU student, faculty, or staff member 18 years of age and up.
  • Open to any Student Recreation Center Member or Recreation and Wellness program participant 18 years of age and up.
  • Before taking the photo, permission must be granted. Photos must be taken on the BGSU campus between Monday, February 22 and Saturday, February 27, 2016 depicting themes related to recreation, sport or wellness.
  • Photos may be used on any BGSU website, social media, blog, online photo album, on display at the SRC, entered in the NIRSA Creative Excellence contest, or be chosen as a feature in a photo book.

Photo Ideas/Themes:

  • Working out at the SRC or anywhere on campus
  • Walking, running, jogging
  • Lifting weights or using exercise equipment
  • Swimming
  • Falcon Fitness
  • Climbing the Wall
  • Attending a Wellness Event
  • Your sport club or team
  • Intramural sports
  • Showing how you, friends, or family live a healthy lifestyle
  • Healthy eating
  • You and your swolemate
  • Recreation Facilities including the SRC, Field House, Golf Course, or other related areas on campus

Submission Instructions:

  • Take a photo of what recreation at BGSU means to you
  • Submit the photo by Sunday, February 28 at 5 PM
  • Multiple submissions per person are permitted

View a complete schedule of events for the week here.