UW Health Sports Factory is Latest Addition to Rockford's Sports Facilities
A once shuttered, industrial factory located on the Rock River has been transformed into multiple hard courts for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, wresting, cheerleading, and other hard court uses. The 108,000 square foot facility includes eight (8) hardwood basketball courts that are convertible for sixteen (16) volleyball courts along with a championship court complete with bleachers. All hoops and volleyball nets are 100% suspended and without the use of any ground anchors. The nets and hoops are controlled through a wireless system and can be transformed in minutes via an iPad or computer. The mezzanine or entry area includes front-desk, concessions, and bathrooms, the second floor contains 4 meetings rooms and a full service restaurant which contains a patio overlooking the Rock River.
The facility also includes a Riverwalk which goes around the entire building and features bump-out areas overlooking the Rock River and a south patio featuring seating areas and tent. A large basketball hoop adorns the riverfront and serves as a great photo opportunity for teams as the basketball hoop is 10 feet in diameter, 250 pounds, and 30 feet high.
UW Health Sports Factory grounds contain 429 total parking spaces, not including parallel parking on South Madison Street.