Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved multiple Penn State athletics projects Friday, May 4.
“Our ongoing and planned facility projects will enhance our student-athlete experience and position our teams to continue to be competitive on the national stage,” athletic director Pat Kraft said in a statement.
Here’s a breakdown of each renovation.
GREEBSBURG INDOOR SPORTS CENTER— TRAINING TABLE AND WELLNESS CENTER
$31.9 million dollars are being poured into this project. The indoor sports center will be renovated, and these renovations will feature;
- A food services athletic training table
- A wellness and athletic training center for each of Penn State’s 31 teams
All of Penn State’s student-athletes (800+) can address their studies, as well as their nutrition and wellness, in this hub.
JEFFREY FIELD SOCCER COMPLEX
This project costs $21.25 million, and includes;
- A new soccer operations facility
- A renovation of the stadium
- Parking and an entry plaza
The operations facility will provide spaces for Penn State’s men’s and women’s soccer coaches, locker rooms for both teams and areas for the teams to have meetings.
As for the stadium renovations, indoor bathrooms will be created, as well as concussion stands, entry plazas and standing room-only areas for fans.
Both soccer programs are currently housed at Rec Hall and get to games at Jeffrey Field via bus. At Jeffrey Field, the teams have to settle for trailers that have no indoor plumbing. Now, everybody will be able to be housed in one area.
INDOOR PRACTICE BUBBLE
This will cost $9.8 million and will give Penn State an indoor, air-supported practice bubble, which will be beneficial especially during State College winters. Ten of Penn State’s teams practice at Holuba Hall between January and March and have limited practice times due to academic regulations as a result.
EAST AREA LOCKER ROOM
This will cost $5.2 million and will take care of the locker room’s first floor. The renovation will include
- Revamping the sports performance area
- Fueling stations
- A Satellite athletic training area
- Office suites
- An IT suite
This will cost $22 million and will renovate office and meeting spaces on the second floor. This will create office spaces to suit Penn State’s staff and the space needed. This will also expand and enclose the Lasch Building’s patio which will make room for guest events.