Seawolf Advisory!

On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

Seawolf hockey returns to campus

Fiscal constraints prompt university to leverage on-campus venue for home games

May 29, 2019

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) announced today that in fall 2019 a new chapter begins for Seawolf hockey. As the UAA sport enters its 40th year, the university plans to return play to campus with home games at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

The decision comes as increasing financial constraints due to state budget cuts require the university to evaluate its venue needs. For decades, the Sullivan Arena has been home to Seawolf hockey games.

“We believe the future of Seawolf hockey is bright,” said Greg Myford, UAA director of athletics. “We are working hand in hand with the Municipality of Anchorage and Sullivan Arena management to create a smooth transition. Our intent is to play in our on-campus sports complex starting in the fall, while we finalize plans to expand that facility over the next few years.”

Myford emphasized UAA’s firm commitment to Seawolf hockey and to ensuring the university provides the team, students, alumni and fans with a memorable UAA experience each time they attend a Seawolf game.

Myford said the campus sports complex will provide an exciting game-day atmosphere for UAA’s D1 hockey now and in the future. The complex is currently the home of Seawolf hockey for all aspects except home games. The team practices there. Coaches’ offices, sports medicine facilities and the team’s locker room and equipment are all located there.

“The Sullivan is home to many wonderful memories for hundreds of our former players and thousands of Seawolf hockey fans who attended games there over the years,” Myford said. “We remain grateful to the Municipality of Anchorage for more than 30 years of home ice partnership.”


Media contact

Kirstin Olmstead
Director of Public Relations
(907) 786-1435 office | (907) 748-1682 cell
kbolmstead@alaska.edu