Friday's festivities begin at 1 p.m. on the outer south concourse of Moby Arena
Sept. 16, 2008
By Zak Gilbert
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State’s athletic department on Friday will host a celebration open to the public to signify the beginning of its new $20 million athletic facilities — an Indoor Practice Facility and an Academic and Training Center.
The construction represents the university’s most aggressive athletics facilities initiative since the building of Moby Arena and Hughes Stadium in the 1960s. The projects represent the dawn of a new era in CSU athletics, and university officials view them as a significant step toward allowing Colorado State to reach its stretch goals, established by the Board of Governors:
- Achieve a No. 1 ranking in the Director's Cup, a ranking system that reflects overall program success;
- Annual Bowl Championship Series inclusion; and
- NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament participation.
In addition to growing scholarship resources and building its endowment, the new facilities are a major priority in the athletic department’s campaign for excellence.
Friday’s festivities begin at 1 p.m. on the outer south concourse of Moby Arena, overlooking the softball field and ongoing construction of CSU’s new Academic and Training Center.
The celebration will recognize those who have donated to the campaign to construct the new buildings, as well as remarks from President Larry Penley, CSU Board of Governors president Doug Jones, Kowalczyk, and Head Coach Steve Fairchild.
About the Academic and Training Center:
|Size:||Approximately 16,000 square feet|
|Location:||Southeast of the McGraw Athletic Center|
- Training portion includes a state-of-the-art weight room, strength and conditioning offices, a nutrition center and restrooms.
- Academic center features five private tutorial rooms, large study areas, a computer lab with 30 workstations, and offices for CSU's academic staff.
About the Indoor Practice Facility:
|Size:||66,267 square feet|
|Height:||65 feet at its tallest point|
|Location:||East of the Moby Pool and north of the Student Recreation Center|
- Contains a 70-yard synthetic-turf football field (including one end zone).
- Features a four-lane, 70-meter track and a unique shoe-changing room adjacent to the football field.
- Gymnasium easily encloses a regulation basketball court and two half courts.
- Volleyball configuration can accommodate two full-length courts.
- Has flexibility to allow the softball team to set up batting cages on the football field.
- Will provide shelter for any student-athlete in each of the Rams' 16 varsity sports.
- Includes training room, equipment storage, lobby and trophy display case, and restrooms.
- Uses an innovative air circulation system.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Match Notes: 2nd leg of MW volleyball season...
No. 6 CSU volleyball begins the second leg of its Mountain West schedule Thursday, hosting Boise ...
CSU falls to No. 25 in USTFCCCA national poll
The Colorado State men's cross country team suffered a small setback despite a strong performance...
CSU volleyball to host Social Media Night...
The Colorado State volleyball team returns home this week for a pair of matches. Thursday night...
CSU volleyball remains at No. 6 in top-25 poll
Colorado State held steady in the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll, coming in at No. 6 for the...
Football Game Notes: Colorado State vs. Wyoming...
On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Colorado State Rams (6-1, 2-1 MW) will host the Wyoming Cowboys....
CSU kicker named Mountain West Special Teams...
Colorado State senior kicker Jared Roberts was named Mountain West Special Teams player of the...
Soccer Recap: CSU drops road contest at Fresno ...
The Colorado State Rams (4-12-0, 2-6-0 MW) dropped their third consecutive match on Sunday...
Football recap: Rams complete thrilling 16-13...
In its first sellout since Oct. 22, 2004 vs. Wyoming, the Colorado State Rams (6-1, 2-1 MW) gave ...