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3/7/2017 - Recreation Superintendent to Oversee Salina Fieldhouse

Chris Cotten, Parks & Recreation Department Director
(785) 309-5765

Recreation Superintendent to Oversee Salina Fieldhouse  

The City of Salina Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Travis Scheele, Recreation Superintendent, will be the point of contact for the Salina Fieldhouse, the new indoor sports facility located in downtown and scheduled to open in late July.

Scheele has been employed with the City of Salina for 10 years, and has 15 years of total recreational experience. Scheele will be responsible for the scheduling and management of the facility, activities, and staff.  

Scheele said, “It’s exciting to see this facility become a reality. It will provide many opportunities for the citizens of Salina and positively impact downtown Salina.”

The Salina Fieldhouse will serve as host for league play, tournaments, team practices, camps, and clinics in multiple sports. Current recreational programming will transfer to the Salina Fieldhouse.

“Travis has excellent cost recovery skills which will be instrumental in the success of this project. He has an incredible network of contacts to grow this facility in the manner for which it was designed,” said Parks and Recreation Director Chris Cotten.

The Fieldhouse includes:

  • 45,000 sq. ft. of programmable multisport space and event use
  • Wood, synthetic, and turf surfaces with bleacher seating
  • Three hardwood basketball courts
  • Three synthetic basketball courts
  • Eight volleyball courts
  • One regulation indoor soccer field or
    three3v3 soccer fields
  • Drop down batting cages and pitching tunnels
  • A spacious entrance, lobby, and concession area
  • Team gathering areas
  • Adequate parking
  • Beautiful landscaping with featured art elements

The turf surface will accommodate sports such as soccer, football, kickball, baseball, softball, and field hockey. The court surface will accommodate sports such as volleyball, futsal, dodge ball, cheer, and dance.

The Salina Fieldhouse was made possible through the cooperation of a public and private partnership, which includes Salina Regional Health Center and other donors.

For more information about the Salina Fieldhouse or to reserve a date for a future event or activity, call (785) 309-5765 or email