Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)
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Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)

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The Universiade Pavilion (1983), better known as "the Butterdome" was built for the World Universiade Games and the University of Alberta's 75th Anniversary. This facility contains full-scale facilities for track and field events as well as facilities for numerous other sports including volleyball, basketball, tennis, badminton, gymnastics, soccer, European handball, and a climbing wall. The Pavillion is connected to the Van Vliet Physical Education and Recreation Centre. This space is also used for various events including student orientation, tradeshows, craft fairs, community events, and sporting events.

This building is located on 87 Avenue between 116 and 114 Street on the North Campus of the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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