May 18, 2007
· Existing combined locker rooms will give way to individual locker rooms for baseball, soccer, softball, track and field, and wrestling. Each locker "suite" will contain custom-built lockers with Purdue themes. Each comfortably sized locker room will provide coaches the ability to teach and to hold team meetings with audio/video hookups to analyze film.
Student-athletes will have private shower facilities and an individual lounge room adjacent to their locker room. The lounge will function as a living/study room with A/V hookups, television, computers for study and film breakdown, and comfortable furnishings and amenities that will provide a recruiting benefit for the coaches and a comfort level for the student-athletes.
· Both the men's and women's basketball programs will get new locker room suites. These well-appointed areas will have a locker room approximately three times the current size with custom lockers and will provide coaches the ability to teach. Players will enjoy a 600-square-foot lounge with similar amenities to those listed above and private shower/toilet facilities. Each suite will have coaches' locker rooms adjacent to a halftime meeting room for coaches to interact with players or meet amongst themselves. A central video production room will feed audio/visual data to each of the locker rooms and will be networked to the video rooms near the coaches' offices on the upper levels. The basketball locker suites will sit off of an atrium lobby with direct elevator access to the coaches' offices on the second floor and weight facility on the concourse level.
· An oversized basketball practice court/facility will sit adjacent to the basketball locker rooms giving the teams two venues for practice - Keady Court and the practice court. The practice court will hold a full-sized court and three breakout shooting areas. The court will be naturally lit via windows above, and views from the exterior sidewalk down into the practice court are possible.
· A large sports medicine facility will reside on the lower level, as well, with direct access to the basketball and other sports' locker rooms. Football will have access via a short walk through the tunnel to the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. The facility will be approximately three and a half to four times larger than the existing sports medicine area. The modern facility will have ample space for hydrotherapy (with the latest equipment and methods), cardiovascular rehab and training, and enough exam/taping tables for all sports. A doctor's suite will provide private areas for student-athletes to meet with sports physicians, sports psychologists and sports nutritionists.
· Equipment and laundry will see an approximate 25 percent increase in size to allow for more storage space and greater efficiency in equipment maintenance and distribution.
· Three visitor's locker rooms will be constructed under the bowl.
· The east lower seating sections will be modified to allow for some premium seats. Club seats (fixed padded stadium chairs) and loge seats (office-style chairs on casters) will be provided. A limited number of premium courtside seats will be available in the west pit area.
· Accessible seating will increase approximately six times over what existing drawings show.
· A second tunnel is planned to be cut into the seating bowl to allow for wheelchair access to the floor.
· A new strength and weight training facility will be provided on the concourse level with access from the plaza between the Mackey Addition and the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. The facility will be approximately four times larger than the existing IAF weight room. The Mollenkopf Athletic Center weight room will remain active and complement this new facility.
· The concourse width will be approximately doubled in size to allow for better fan circulation. The expanded concourse will be renovated to display a "Purdue Basketball Hall of Honor" around its perimeter.
· Restrooms will increase in count by the following approximations:
Women: One fixture per 160 women existing vs. one fixture per 53 women renovated.
Men: One fixture per 110 men existing vs. one fixture per 81 men renovated.
· Concessions will increase from approximately 12 points of sale to 48 points of sale (four times increase).
· Two club spaces will be created - one for general fans to the west (near Ross-Ade Stadium) and a premium club to the east (along Northwestern Avenue).
· A new ticket office will be created that is approximately double the size of the existing one in the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility, and drive-up access will be available via Northwestern Avenue.
· Consolidated offices for athletics administration, sports information, men's and women's basketball, track and field, and volleyball will be provided on the upper level of the addition.
· Four meeting rooms of approximately 1,000 square feet each (able to be opened up into one approximately 4,000 square-foot room) for sponsor areas during games or for university use 365 days a year will be provided on the east side of the facility adjacent to the offices.
Intercollegiate Athletic Facility
· The existing ticket office will be converted to a volleyball locker suite with amenities similar to the previously mentioned locker rooms. Moving to IAF will allow volleyball student-athletes to be in their competition venue.
· Space previously occupied by the IAF weight room will be converted to volleyball coaches' locker room, football taping room and football equipment storage.
· Volleyball equipment storage will be expanded by approximately 50 percent.
· The entire upper level of IAF will be transformed into an academic center consisting of approximately 10,000 square feet with formal and informal study and tutoring areas and offices for the academic support services staff.
· A landscaped outdoor plaza will be created between the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility and the Mackey Addition. The space will provide outdoor gathering areas and allow for tables and chairs for students to relax and enjoy.