Schuldes Sports Center
The Schuldes Sports Center is one of several buildings added during the era of Neil Webb, the college’s fourth president. Construction on the facility began in May 1978. The building was completed and opened in 1979, and was named for Malcolm and Rose Schuldes, major contributors to the sports center.
In June 1995, the college dedicated the arena within Schuldes, naming it the Herbert E. Hoeft Memorial Arena. Hoeft was a 1955 alumnus who served on the board of trustees from 1971 until his sudden death in 1995, and who contributed to the college in many other ways.
Schuldes Sports Center hosted the 1985 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Final Four, and also served as host to WIAA sectional girls’ basketball tournaments for many years. St. Norbert has drawn 16 crowds of over 1,000 to home basketball games in the last five years, the best stretch in facility history. Schuldes Sports Center is also the only facility in the Midwest Conference to host the league’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments at the same time during the same season – hosting both in 2010 and 2011.
Built at a cost of nearly $3.5 million, with a total square footage of nearly 53,000 square feet, Schuldes Sports Center contains racquetball courts, an exercise and weightlifting center, male and female locker rooms, an athletics training room, the Hoeft Arena, and the offices of the St. Norbert College Athletic Department.
Hoeft Arena provides a 116-by-230-foot multi-purpose area with a seating capacity of 2,500 for major sporting events and up to 5,000 for commencement, which has been held there since 1980, and other high-attendance programs. It offers a full collegiate basketball court, an indoor track, four tennis courts, four volleyball courts and four intramural basketball courts. The center also contains classrooms, offices and a large press box overlooking the main court. Glass cases line the lobby outside the arena and hold the trophies and assorted memorabilia which make up the St. Norbert College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tickets for St. Norbert basketball are available on game days only, when the doors open one hour prior to tip-off. Ticket prices for St. Norbert basketball are $3 for adults and $1 for children and senior citizens (select games and post-season games might have a nominal increase). St. Norbert students and staff are free with a St. Norbert ID. Seating is general admission.
Parking is available in any of the adjacent college lots surrounding the sports center, as well as available street parking.
The center is open to students, faculty and staff. Recreational memberships and use are also open to alumni and other local residents. Any questions about building hours should be directed to 920-403-3031.
601 Third St.
De Pere, WI 54115
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115