The Kress Events Center, a $33 million state-of-the-art facility, was completed in November 2007. A crown jewel for the UW-Green Bay campus, the KEC not only services a continually growing body at UW-Green Bay, but houses Green Bay Athletics in a first-class home.
At the center of the new facility is the Kress Center, which seats more than 4,000 fans for women's basketball and volleyball. Other amenities to aid in Green Bay Athletics' success are a new men's basketball practice gym, locker rooms, training facilities and weight rooms.
The entire student body benefits from first-class recreation, health and wellness spaces as well as the opportunity to host student and campus activities such as commencement, convocation, student orientation sessions, campus life programming, concerts and community events in the main events center.
In the facility's short history, it has already played host to a number of events. The KEC held its first athletics event on Nov. 2, 2007, a women's volleyball match against UW-Milwaukee. In November 2007, the building hosted its first concert featuring two nationally known bands, Switchfoot and Relient K. The KEC also held a rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama in February, 2008.