City of Cedar Falls commits $3M to UNI-Dome renovation

City of Cedar Falls commits $3M to UNI-Dome renovation


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The City of Cedar Falls will provide $3 million to support the University of Northern Iowa's comprehensive renovation to the UNI-Dome. The Cedar Falls city council last night approved the FY25 budget which includes $1.25 million for the project, with an additional amount totaling $1.75 million expected to be paid the following two years.

City representatives expressed that the UNI-Dome is not only an iconic landmark for Cedar Falls, but a vital large-event space that contributes to the local economy. 

"As a community, our partnership with UNI over the last 150 years has helped make Cedar Falls one of the best places in the country to call home and raise our families,” said Mayor Danny Laudick. “Continuing that legacy of partnership, the City is excited to support the renovation of the UNI-Dome as part of the Our Tomorrow campaign. More than just a sports facility, the UNI-Dome has long been one of the biggest tourism draws and host to some of the biggest events in the Cedar Valley since it was built almost 50 years ago. We're proud to invest alongside the university, UNI alumni and so many others in the community to see what the next 50 years of the Dome can bring to Cedar Falls."