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Check Out Rhinelander’s Impressive New Venue for Sports and Other Family Fun: The Hodag Dome

Community members walking at the Hodag Dome.

Are you looking for a way to get some exercise and fun while you’re in the Northwoods this winter without having to withstand the frigid temperatures? Check out the new Hodag Dome!

Soccer at the Hodag Dome

Located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the Hodag Dome is a climate-controlled, air-supported dome. It serves as a perfect indoor space not only for sports practices, games, and meets, but also for community activities, events, and gatherings. At an awe-inspiring 128,000 square feet, it is the largest air-support high school dome in the United States.

Recently opened to the community in early February 2021, the possible uses of this impressive multi-use facility are virtually endless!  The space includes:

  • A regulation-size football field and soccer field
  • Two regulation-size softball or youth baseball diamonds
  • A 100-meter straight track
  • A community walking track
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickleball courts
  • Interchangeable sports courts for basketball and volleyball
  • Futsal courts
  • Batting cages
  • Gymnastics spaces

 

Golf simulators will be coming soon, too!

Community members walking at the Hodag Dome

The space is designed to accommodate a wide variety of community uses like these:

  • Trade shows
  • Corporate team building events
  • Family fun nights
  • Craft fairs
  • Home shows
  • Open dome and open turf times
  • Games, tournaments, and leagues (like futsal, bocce ball, cornhole, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, kickball, and more)
  • Golf simulator golf leagues
  • Kids’ carnivals

We are so excited to see what fun community events and activities are planned at the Hodag Dome in the future!

If you reside within the School District of Rhinelander boundaries, tennis court use is $10 per court per hour. Pickleball court use is $5 per court per hour. Golf Simulator use will be $30 per simulator per hour, plus $10 for each additional player, or $50 per simulator for 2 hours, plus $10 for each additional player. Batting cage use is $10 for one hour, with a four-person maximum.

Hodag Dome Facility Use and Fees

People who wish to participate in Community Walking Hours, Open Dome, and Open Turf times must purchase a Facility ID Card. If you live within the School District of Rhinelander boundaries, the card costs $15 per year. If you live outside the School District of Rhinelander boundaries, it’s $40 per year.

A Facility ID Card is not required for those who wish to reserve tennis/pickleball courts, batting cages, or golf simulators, but there are additional charges for the use of those amenities. Here are the rates for individuals’ use of the facilities. If you reside outside the School District of Rhinelander boundaries, tennis court use is $20 per court per hour. Pickleball court use is $10 per court per hour. Golf Simulator use will be $35 per simulator per hour, plus $10 for each additional player, or $60 per simulator for two hours, plus $10 for each additional player. Batting cage use is $20 for one hour, with a four-person maximum. Teams who wish to reserve the courts or batting cages must fill out a Hodag Dome Facility Request Form.

To find more information, to see this week’s calendar of events, or to request facility use, visit the Hodag Dome website.

Community members playing pickleball at Hodag Dome

Photos courtesy of School District of Rhinelander.

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