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Building Information

Originally built in 1960 and remodeled in 1980, the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse is well-known for its "bubble-like" appearance and is appropriately nicknamed "The Bubble." The Fieldhouse is home to the VCSU Vikings Athletic teams. Past events hosted in the gym include: 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, basketball camps, college fairs and VCSU Commencement. Artificial turf was installed in the football field the summer of 2011. A new scoreboard was also installed the summer of 2011. Past events hosted at the Lokken Stadium/Shelly Ellig field include: football camps, track and field events, and relay for life.

Available Spaces


Available for rent is the Gymnasium which is located on the 1st floor, allowing for handicap accessibility. The gym is 15,680 sq. ft. and features a full size basketball court. Bleachers allow for seating up to 1600 people.

Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium

The Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium is also a part of the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse. Lokken Stadium features the following amenities: Restrooms, Concessions, Ticket booths, and a Sound System. There is stadium seating for 750 people and rental includes the use of the locker rooms in the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.

Rental Guidelines

Events may be held from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. VCSU reserves the right to review event plans to ensure that they are compatible with the mission of the university. We welcome the use of our space for meetings, athletic contests, games, team practice, and more.

VCSU educational programs and sports teams have first priority for the use of the W.E. Osmon Athletic Complex with University groups having second priority and all other third-party groups having third priority.

Smoking is not permitted at the W.E. Osmon Athletic Complex or on any University-owned property. 

All users must agree to the Athletic Use Agreement prior to hosting any event at the venue(s).