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The NAU Lumberjacks reopened the Skydome in grand fashion this past Saturday when they beat Ft. Lewis College by the score of 58 – 13. The Jacks used big plays on offense and lockdown defense to thump the Skyhawks of Ft. Lewis.
The festivities on Saturday included the reopening of the Skydome, the annual running of the freshmen, and NAU Football Alumni Weekend. Photos from the game are now up on here and on our Flickr site.
Players of the week for the game against Ft. Lewis were:
Offense Player of the Week – QB Cary Grossart
Defense Player of the Week – LB Brandon Phillips
Special Teams Player of the Week – Jamaal Perkins
Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Zach Finch
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Zach Abdorrahimzadeh
Lumberjack fans this Saturday is the J. L. Walkup Skydome Grand Reopening! To get you a little excited for the reopening we’ve created a little teaser video from some of the highlights of this weeks practices. Enjoy!
NAU Football to Host First Annual Football Alumni Weekend During the Dome Reopening & Home Opening Weekend September 9th -10th
Hey Lumberjacks, NAU Football is proud to announce the first annual Football Alumni Weekend which will coincide with the Dome Reopening Weekend & the Home Opener against Ft. Lewis College September 9th-10th. The tentative itinerary is as follows:
Friday September 9th, 2011:
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Walk through at the NAU practice fields
- Open to the public
5:30 PM – Flagstaff Chamber Mixer at the Skydome
- Admission is free.
Social Hour at Granny’s Closet Afterwards – No Host Bar
Saturday September 10th, 2011:
12:00 PM – Tailgating begins
3:05 PM – Kickoff
6:30 PM – Post-game social at Granny’s begins
7:00 PM – NAU Coaches Program will begin at Granny’s
- No Host Bar
More information regarding the event and a link to the official sign up list can be found here.
For more information contact Director of Football Operations Matt Howdeshell at 928-523-6800, or Matt.Howdeshell@nau.edu
As most are well aware since the end of the 2010 football season the Skydome on the campus of Northern Arizona University has undergone a $25 million renovation project. How does a facility that houses sporting events year round undergo a facelift? Well, that is a very tricky question. Football offices were moved to temporary modules while hosting spring practices at nearby Sinagua Middle School. Men’s and Women’s Basketball played their entire seasons in the Rolle Activity Center. Track & Field hosted indoor events on the dome floor during the construction and facelift of the stands, offices, concourse, & press box. Perhaps the transition that effected the NAU Athletic Department the most was that of the weight room. The weight room which was used by all of NAU’s intercollegiate sports had to be moved out of the dome to a site off of campus and with much more limited space.
However, in seven short months the Skydome facility team and Barton Malow (the construction company overseeing the project) have nearly fully renovated the dome and made it functional for daily practice by the NAU Lumberjack football team and not to mention the Arizona Cardinals during their annual training camp in Flagstaff. When finished, the renovated Skydome will be one of the premier facilities in the Big Sky Conference.
While the dome is not completely done, it is getting CLOSE, and needless to say people around NAU can not wait. The dome will be ready for the home opener on September 10th, against Ft. Lewis College, and the Skydome facility team and Barton Malow deserve a great amount of respect and thanks for making the dome available so quickly.
While most of the public will have to wait until September 10th to get inside the Skydome and get their first view of the final product, you can get a quick sneak peak preview of some of the facilities that have been fully refinished. Enjoy!