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College Athletics Construction Roundup: May 2016

College Athletics Construction Roundup

The “College Athletics Construction Roundup” is a monthly series on the construction of intercollegiate athletics facilities. Each month we’ll provide a list of announced, in progress and recently completed athletic construction projects from around the country. You can view previous editions of the “College Athletics Construction Roundup” here.

Master Plan

Nevada will install new video boards at two facilities: Mackay Stadium and the Lawlor Events Center. The $3 million project will greatly improve the fan experience in the venues as both current scoreboards are at least 17 years old. In addition, both facilities will be outfitted with new production equipment and a studio to produce state-of-the-art imagery. The video boards’ installations will be completed for the 2016 season.

Virginia Tech has planned several facility improvements that will benefit almost every program. Rector Field House will add new locker rooms and training rooms. The Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center will see new team lounges and locker rooms. English Field will get additional seating capacity and expanded press boxes. Cassell Coliseum, Thompson Field, the Student-Athlete Development Suite and the weight room in the Hahn-Hurst Basketball Practice Facility are among other facilities in the list as well.
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St. John’s has recently completed several projects. A new indoor golf training center was opened inside Carnesecca Arena featuring a putting green, indoor driving range and video analysis center. Taffner Fieldhouse also was renovated to include upgraded locker rooms and rebranding of several areas inside the venue.

Texas A&M will spend $68 million on new stadiums for the softball and track & field programs. The softball stadium will be able to seat 2,000 while the track & facility will have a 3,000 capacity. Both venues are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

Toledo will conduct renovations on the Glass Bowl and Savage Arena. The Glass Bowl will add new restroom and concession areas and will replace the FieldTurf surface. The Savage Arena project will add new offices for the men’s and women’s basketball staffs and expand to allow for the possible addition of a training / nutrition table.

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Football

Liberty has begun construction on a new Indoor Practice Facility. The 90,000 square-foot facility will feature a 70-foot ceiling and full-size turf field. In addition to football, the $20 million facility is expected to host other Liberty programs as well as non-athletic events.
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Oklahoma held its Topping-Off Ceremony for the south end zone renovation project. The project adds suites, loge boxes and club seats. The bowling-in of the end zone will be complete in time for the 2016 home opener. The team facilities will be completed over the course of the next off-season. Continue reading College Athletics Construction Roundup: May 2016

College Athletics Construction Roundup: April 2016

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Master Plan

West Virginia has several projects underway in addition to the WVA Coliseum project (See below). Phase II of the football practice complex should be completed by early summer. Renovations to the East and North sides of Milan Puskar Stadium are slated for completion prior to the 2016 season, with the West side renovations completed before the 2017 season.

Indiana announced a fundraising campaign, part of which will go towards capital projects. Facilities projects include the ongoing renovations to Assembly Hall, closing in the South end zone of Memorial Stadium and a new arena for volleyball and wrestling matches. Renovations for the IU Golf Course and Armstrong Stadium could be included in the campaign if gifts can be secured.
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Football

Florida coach McElwain is pushing for upgrades to his program’s facilities in addition to the recently opened indoor practice facility and the soon-to-be opened Otis Hawkins Center for Academic and Personal Excellence. Future facilities upgrades includes team locker rooms, training rooms and meeting rooms. Continue reading College Athletics Construction Roundup: April 2016

College Athletics Construction Roundup: March 2016

The “College Athletics Construction Roundup” is a monthly series on the construction of intercollegiate athletics facilities. Each month we’ll provide a list of announced, in progress and recently completed athletic construction projects from around the country. You can view previous editions of the “College Athletics Construction Roundup” here.
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Boston College announced $200 million in athletics facilities upgrades. An athletics field house, including a football indoor practice facility, will be located next to Alumni Stadium. A 240,000 square foot recreation center will replace the Flynn Recreation Complex. Permitting will also be sought for the baseball, softball and intramural fields.

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Football

Louisville will expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. An additional 10,000 seats will be installed including club seats, premium boxes and field level suites. The project will also include a 70,000 square-foot expansion to the weight room and conditioning center and improvements to coaches’ offices, locker rooms and meeting areas.
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UAB has approved a new turf field and football operations facility for its reinstated football program. The 46,000 square foot facility will include a weight room, locker rooms and administrative offices. Expected completion is summer of 2017.

Temple approved funds for a design study for the proposed new stadium on campus. The northwest corner of campus is the expected site for a proposed $126 million, 35,000 seat stadium.
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Old Dominion is studying potential places to build a new stadium, with the current site where Foreman Field sits the most likely. Bringing the existing facility up to current codes would reduce current seating capacity while building on the current site could preserve the newer pieces of the recent renovation of the site: premium seating, a parking deck and the stadium turf. The school has indicated the ideal capacity for a new stadium would be less than 30,000.

Utah State remains on track for stadium renovations to be complete before the beginning of the 2016 season. When complete, Maverik Stadium will have new premium seating, a new press box, expanded concessions and restrooms and two new video boards.

Coastal Carolina approved $38 million in higher education bonds to finance the Brooks Stadium expansion project. The project will include 10,000 additional seats, a new entrance plaza, premium suite-level seating and new concourse amenities.
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Houston will move forward in the design phase of a new indoor practice facility. The timeline calls for design to be completed this spring with construction beginning in the fall. The project includes am 80,000 square-foot facility with a football-specific strength and conditioning area.

Wake Forest dedicated the new McCreary Field House. The $21 million, 80,000 square foot facility features a 120-yard football field and weight facility.

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NC State is continuing on its $35 million renovation to Reynolds Coliseum. Seating Capacity will be reduced to create a more intimate environment. The renovation will also include enhanced concession areas and new seating in the courtside areas. The renovated building will be home to the NC State Walk of Fame & History, celebrating the history of NC State Athletics. Construction is expected to be completed in August 2016.

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Olympic / Other Sports

Oregon remains on track to open the new Jane Sanders Stadium on March 24. The $17.2 million venue will seat 2,500 when all construction is complete (combined reserved and general admission seating).

Saint Mary’s is completing work on the Patricia Wiedner Purcell Athletic Fields. The project includes a soccer, lacrosse and softball field. Additionally, the complex includes lighting, scoreboards and press boxes.

UTSA is working with an architect on the feasibility of constructing a new baseball facility at Roadrunner Field. The school is looking at building a 2,500 seat facility at the current, on-campus location.

TCU revealed the completed renovations to Lupton Stadium. The $7.5 million renovation included a new locker room and player lounge, sports medicine center, equipment room and office space.
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Ole Miss has begun a $13 million project to upgrade Swayze Field. The performance center will include a new clubhouse, weight room, training area and indoor hitting and pitching practice areas. Construction is expected to be completed in time for the 2018 season.

SMU broke ground on a new aquatics facility. The 42,000 square foot facility will feature an eight-lane, Olympic-size pool with a diving well including four springboards and a 10-meter platform. The building will also feature office space, locker rooms and classroom and meeting areas.
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Academic & Multi-Use Facilities

Arizona broke ground on the new C.A.T.S Academic Center. The $7.25 million facility will include tutor rooms, study areas and computer lab. The center will also space for life skills, sports psychology and personal development services.
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Vermont is working with the City of Burlington on the feasibility of constructing a multi-purpose arena in the city. The envisioned facility would host UVM athletic events and programs, concerts, conventions and trade shows.

California Baptist University will spend $73 million on a new Events Center. The two-story, 153,000 square-foot facility will serve host to university athletic events, commencement exercises and the school’s chapel program. The project includes home and visiting team locker rooms and an Athletics suite and offices.
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Other Notes of Interest        

Kansas will build a new housing complex on campus. The 750-bed apartment complex will house roughly 250 student-athletes, leaving room for an additional 500 traditional students. The new complex is expected to be completed in 2017.

AECOM and the Center for Sports Administration at Ohio University recently conducted a follow-up survey of 87 Division I NCAA schools (from both public and private institutions). The survey indicates nearly all respondents plan on investing at least $500,000 in facility improvements over the next five years. Additionally, fan amenities are increasing in importance. From the recruiting perspective, top priorities are investments in locker rooms and academic facilities.

College Athletics Construction Roundup: February 2016

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Football

Tennessee announced it will conduct a feasibility study focused on additional renovations to Neyland Stadium. The study is expected to examine widening concourses, expanding restrooms, and improving concession areas.

Temple has allocated funds for a stadium architect. It has been reported the school’s goal is a new 35,000-seat stadium with an estimated cost of $100 million.

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Basketball            

Ole Miss opened The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The $96 million basketball facility features wider concourses and wider seats for patrons than the Tad Pad, the basketball programs’ former home.
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Dayton will explore potential upgrades to the University of Dayton Arena. In addition to examining concourse and seating bowl infrastructure, the school will enlist the assistance of some season ticket holders for opinions on desired areas of improvement for the 50 year old building.

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Olympic / Other Sports

Oregon will renovate Hayward Field as the school prepares to host the 2021 World Championships. Permanent seating capacity will expand by 2,000 seats, but designs include capabilities for temporary seating up to 30,000 (the minimum required for the World Championships. The new West Grandstand will include suites, office space, an indoor practice space, locker rooms and a weight room.
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Grand Canyon University unveiled the $10 million renovation to its golf course, now called Grand Canyon University Golf Course. Renovations include a new 225,000 square-foot club house. The city of Phoenix will own the facility while the university will manage operations.

Long Beach State began renovations on Blair Field. A new, padded fence will be constructed, reducing distances to home plate. The first phase of construction also includes a new batting facility down the right field line.
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Arkansas will install the largest video board in college baseball at Baum Stadium. The video board will feature 1,775 square feet of digital space and high-definition video.

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Academic & Multi-Use Facilities

Dartmouth approved a new $20 million indoor practice facility. The building will feature a permanent artificial turf field and is expected to alleviate a shortage of indoor practice space for the school’s 15 varsity teams.

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College Athletics Construction Roundup: January 2016

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B87IdF-CUAAYVPD.jpgThe “College Athletics Construction Roundup” is a monthly series on the construction of intercollegiate athletics facilities. Each month we’ll provide a list of announced, in progress and recently completed athletic construction projects from around the country. You can view previous editions of the “College Athletics Construction Roundup” here.

Master Plan

Rutgers has three facilities projects on the table. A new multisport facility, housing up to eight programs, is in the design phase. The Hale Center, currently housing football operations, could be up for a redesign as well. A new facility for soccer and lacrosse is also under consideration.

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Football

Texas Tech has approved two projects. One project involves the addition of outdoor Loge seating to Jones AT&T Stadium. Each Loge box will contain 4 – 8 seats and TV capability. The other project will construct a new Sports Performance Center which will include an indoor football facility and indoor track.

Southern Miss will spend $1.6 million on several facilities improvements. Projects include an expanded strength and conditioning center, a new football locker room and a new nutrition center. All three projects are expected to be completed by the summer.

Auburn released renderings of proposed renovations to Jordan-Hare Stadium. The north end zone project would include expanded concourse and walkways, club seating, new locker rooms and a video board (in addition to the existing south-side video board). Costs for the project could exceed $140 million.
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Purdue announced approval of a new, $65 million football performance complex. The 110,000 square-foot facility will include a locker room, meeting space, sports medicine facility, performance training area and a fueling station. Construction is expected to begin in May with completion expected in August 2017.

Northwestern State will undergo a renovation of the west-side stands at Turpin Stadium. Reserved seats will be replaced with roomier seats. Aisles in the lower deck reserved section will be widened with railings added.

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Basketball            

Colorado is nearing completion on several energy upgrades in the Coors Events Center. The project, funded from future cost savings, includes water conservation, upgraded lighting, increased automation control systems and new equipment and insulation.

Providence College unveiled plans for the Ruane Friar Development Center. The new $37.5 million facility will house a two-court basketball facility, an athletic training center, office space and a dining area. Construction is expected to be completed by late summer 2017.
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TCU opened the newly-renovated Schollmaier Arena. Improvements include concourse enhancements to the concession stands and restrooms (where much of the $72 million was spent), new locker rooms and lounge areas and a lizard-skin patterned court.
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Olympic / Other Sports

Corning Community College installed a new turf baseball field. The project is an extension of the turf soccer field. Turf fields will allow spring programs earlier access to the fields for practice.

Oregon State will install a new video board at baseball’s Goss Stadium prior to the 2016 season. The new video board will double the size of the previous board and will be the largest in the Pac-12.

Colgate is on schedule to open its $37.8 million Class of 1965 Arena by October 1, 2016. In addition to housing the first new Colgate ice hockey facility since 1959, the arena will include office and locker room space for six of the department’s 25 varsity sports — men’s and women’s hockey, lacrosse and soccer.
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Academic & Multi-Use Facilities           

Gonzaga is in the planning stages for a new Student Athlete Center, which would be an addition to the McCarthey Athletic Center. The center would house a student-athlete academic support center, athlete nutrition center and a basketball practice facility. Cost and timelines have yet to be determined.
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Other Notes of Interest        

The new normal for facility enhancements now include facility graphics and branding. From a few thousand dollars to over $1 million, college athletics now consider this aspect a standard cost component for both new construction and facility renovations.

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College Athletics Construction Roundup: December 2015

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Football

Florida Atlantic received a donation to be used towards a new Sports Medicine Center. The facility will include areas for preventative therapy, rehabilitation and hydrotherapy treatments, as well as offices for training staff.

Kansas State will construct a showcase stage within Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the marching band. The new space will provide more space and greater accessibility for the 400-member group. The band’s sound projection through the stadium will also be enhanced through the project.
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Utah will spend $13.5 million for a new video board and sound system in Rice-Eccles Stadium. The video board will be 89 feet tall and 118 feet wide. The sound system will be a distributed system with speakers around the stadium rather than a single set of speakers located on the scoreboard. Expected completion is Summer 2016.

Air Force will install a new video board in Falcon Stadium. The $2.9 million board will be 2,500 square-feet, which is expected to be the largest in the Mountain West Conference and among the service academies.

East Tennessee State broke ground on a new stadium. The $26 million facility will seat 11,000 and is expected to be complete for the 2017 season. ETSU began playing football again this year after a 12 year layoff and will play its first couple of seasons in nearby Kermit Tipton Stadium.

North Carolina will build a new Indoor Practice Facility. While mainly for use by the football program, the new facility will also provide indoor practice space for the soccer and lacrosse programs.
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Liberty announced plans for a new Indoor Practice Facility. Plans call for a turf playing surface, a 70-foot high clearance and glass panels to allow for natural lighting during daytime hours.

South Carolina approved a new football operations facility. The $50 million, 100,000 square-foot facility will be located adjacent to the practice fields and will feature a football-only weight room, locker rooms and meeting spaces.

Oregon State broke ground on the Valley Football Center, to be located in the north end zone. The project will include almost 38,000 square-feet of new space in addition to more than 25,000 square-feet of renovated space. The building will feature an expanded weight room, nutrition area, football operations space and a sports medicine area.
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Monmouth announced plans to renovate its football stadium. The $15 million project will increase capacity, stretch the seating area from goal line to goal line and update the press box. If work can begin at the conclusion of the 2016 season, the construction is expected to be completed in time for the 2017 season.

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Xavier revealed plans for Phase II of the Cintas Center renovation. Seating additions will increase capacity to 10,370 and will include new hospitality areas. Other improvements include more courtside seating, wider seats in the lower bowl and a Loge-style seating area. Construction should be complete in time for the 2017-18 basketball season.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) broke ground on a new Wellness and Events Center. The $102 million, 200,000 square-foot facility features a 3,500-person sports arena that will also serve as a conference and events center. Other features include a pool, track and study and meeting space.
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BYU broke ground on the Marriott Center Annex. The facility is a two-story, 38,000 square-foot basketball practice facility. Construction is expected to be complete in October 2016.
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Olympic / Other Sports

Dallas Baptist will install a new turf field at Horner Ballpark. The project will provide a consistent playing surface for the entire field. The school will also upgrade the padding on the walls surrounding the field.

New Mexico approved a new baseball clubhouse. The facility will include a coaches room, player’s lounge and locker room, training and hydrotherapy rooms and a second level deck overlooking the field.

Wichita State will install a new LED video display board at Eck Stadium. The display will measure 20.5 feet high by 63.5 feet wide and will allow for a large, single image to be displayed or it can be divided into multiple windows.
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Academic & Multi-Use Facilities           

West Virginia announced plans for a new aquatic and track complex. The school partnered with the governing bodies from several county entities on the $25 million project. The new facility will include a 75,000 square-foot pool featuring an eight-lane, 50-meter competition pool with diving tower, as well as a nine-lane outdoor track with seating for 1,000 spectators. A cross country course will encircle the entire complex.
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Northwestern broke ground on a new lakefront facilities: the Ryan Fieldhouse and the Walter Athletics Center. The fieldhouse is a large indoor facility for both football and Olympic sports practices, as well as non-sporting events. The athletics center will house academic support functions, a nutrition center and dining facility, a sports performance center and office space.
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North Dakota opened its new $19 million High Performance Center. The indoor facility includes a 100-yard turf field, a ceiling high enough to allow for kicking and punting, an eight-lane, 300-meter track and space for sports medicine and conditioning.

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Georgia State submitted a bid for Turner Field and the surrounding land. The school would plan to develop the 67 acres to move several sports closer to campus, including football and baseball. Student housing could also be developed on the property.

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees voted to assist UAB in its effort to build a new football facility. The Board will assist in immediate funding of the new facility while UAB continues in fundraising efforts. This allows UAB to move forward even though the $15 million in necessary funding has not yet been raised.

College Athletics Construction Roundup: November 2015

College Athletics Construction Roundup

The “College Athletics Construction Roundup” is a monthly series on the construction of intercollegiate athletics facilities. Each month we’ll provide a list of announced, in progress and recently completed athletic construction projects from around the country. You can view previous editions of the “College Athletics Construction Roundup” here.

Master Plan

Minnesota has cleared the way for its $166 million Athletes Village. The school will build a new competitive track facility on the main campus to mitigate pervious Title IX concerns over the Athletes Village project.
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Penn State unveiled its facilities master plan. In addition to necessary seat back and plumbing renovations to Beaver Stadium, another facility marked for renovations is Jeffrey Field. The soccer complex is in need of permanent restroom facilities and home & away locker room facilities.

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Football

Abilene Christian unveiled plans for a new on-campus football stadium. The 12,000 capacity stadium will include berm, club level and suite seating. The stadium will feature an HD video board. Future expansion plans include a south end zone complex to house all football operations and sports medicine facilities.
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Purdue is planning a new football performance complex. The $60 million, 110,000 square-foot facility will be built adjacent to the Mollenkopf Athletic Center. The every-day home for the football program will include a locker room, meeting rooms, players’ lounge, sports medicine and performance training areas and office spaces.
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USC revealed plans for a $270 million renovation to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Upgrades include replacing every seat in the stadium, a new south side building for the press box and club seating, new stadium lighting and updated Wi-Fi technology.

Oklahoma will install a new video scoreboard in Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium. The project will remain within a $5 million budget and is expected to be the second largest in the country, second only to Auburn.

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Basketball

Utah opened its new Huntsman Basketball Facility. Construction on the 101,000 square-foot, four-floor facility began in May 2014. The facility includes practice courts, player lounges and locker rooms, offices, recruiting lounges and meeting space.

Davidson will dedicate the new Harry L. Vance Athletic Center. The 50,000 square-foot facility provides two practice courts for the basketball and volleyball programs. Locker rooms, office space and film rooms are also included in the facility.
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Michigan State will spend $50 million to renovate the Breslin Center.   The two-phase project will expand the concourse and restrooms and a new Hall of History: a 26,000 square foot wing celebrating the history of Michigan State basketball.

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Olympic / Other Sports

Houston baseball unveiled plans for a new Player Development Center. The 20,645 square-foot facility will be located along the third base line of Cougar Field. Amenities include batting cages, a new clubhouse, training room and hot / cold tubs and a fueling station.
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Nicholls State broke ground on a $5 million renovation project to Ray E. Didier Field. The two-phase project will include a modernized press box, concession stand, field lighting, a field house for offices and a locker room and enclosed batting cages.
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Baylor announced plans for a golf practice facility. The 14-acre site will be located next to the equestrian center and will feature a driving range, clubhouse and practice course.
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Auburn will add over 800 seats to its softball stadium. With the additions, capacity at Jane B. Moore Field will be close to 2,500. Additional restrooms and concessions to handle the increased capacity will also be included in the project.

Louisiana Tech will replace the playing surfaces at both the baseball and softball facilities. The project will cost $1.2 million and should be complete in time for the upcoming spring seasons.

Oral Roberts broke ground on a new outdoor track facility. The facility will be the first outdoor track facility in the school’s history.
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Ohio State will build a new multi-sport arena, set to open in 2018. The $30 million facility will host competitions for several sports: volleyball, gymnastics, fencing and wrestling programs.

UC San Diego opened the Alex G. Spanos Athletic Performance Center. The $4.3 million space features strength and conditioning and athletic training zones, an outdoor conditioning plaza and conference room.

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Other Notes of Interest        

The New York Times reported the next Arms Race in collegiate sports is directed at how schools provide meals for their athletes. In addition to expanding budgets for food and beverages provided to their student-athletes, many schools are building fueling stations in existing facilities and building entirely new athletic dining facilities.

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College Athletics Construction Roundup: October 2015

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Master Plan

UNC Wilmington has several projects in the planning or construction phases. Highlights include updating the recreation facility to be used by both athletics and the student body, resurfacing the track and exploring feasibility and options for a new tennis stadium.

Columbus State has several projects in the pipeline. Renovations are on-going in the baseball stadium. New golf and tennis facilities are also being constructed. The school is spending roughly $5 million on the projects.

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Football

Montana unveiled plans for the Washington-Grizzly Champions Center. The 46,000 square-foot facility will be constructed along the        southwest corner of Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The facility will feature a 7,000 square-foot football locker room and 12,500 square-foot strength and conditioning center. Expected completion is summer 2017.
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College Athletics Construction Roundup: September 2015

The “College Athletics Construction Roundup” is a monthly series on the construction of intercollegiate athletics facilities. Each month we’ll provide a list of announced, in progress and recently completed athletic construction projects from around the country. You can view previous editions of the “College Athletics Construction Roundup” here.
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Master Plan

Ohio State will spend $67 million on three major facility projects. $30 million will go towards a new home for Olympic sports and will replace a much smaller wing of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The $30 million Covelli Arena will host wrestling, volleyball and gymnastics. The final $7 million will be used for a new training center for the wrestling team.

Northern Iowa includes four projects on its five-year capital improvement plan. A football operations center will be constructed in the south end zone of the UNI-Dome. The Dome is expected to have the turf replaced. A new turf soccer field will be constructed as well as a new Performance Center to be used primarily as a basketball practice facility. The four projects have an expected cost of $17 million.

UAB launched an athletics facilities campaign with a goal of improving facilities across multiple sports. Plan highlights include a two-story football operations building, a new track & field complex, baseball & softball enhancements and new facilities for beach volleyball, golf and tennis.

Memphis announced it has raised enough funds to begin construction on practice facilities for both its football and basketball programs. The 76,000 square-foot football facility features an indoor practice field, nutrition center and dining hall and an academic support center. The 58,000 square-foot basketball facility includes new practice courts, academic center and weight training facilities. Completion is expected for both facilities by the 2017-2018 academic year. Continue reading College Athletics Construction Roundup: September 2015