FB Performance Complex Update
April 8, 2017

Tour Photo Gallery / Construction Web Cam

2017 Purdue Football Schedule / Purdue Football Master Plan

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Less than one year ago, Purdue Athletics staged the groundbreaking for its Football Performance Complex.

The ceremony took place April 15, the day before the football team's Spring Game.

Today, prior to this year's Spring Game, Purdue Athletics and the Hunt Construction Group gave tours of the facility to members of the athletic department's National Leadership Circle as well as local and regional media.

The two biggest takeaways:

The facility is magnificent, and it's on target to be completed Aug. 24.

"We are on schedule and within budget," said Steve Simmerman, Purdue senior associate athletics director for facilities and game management. "It's amazing to think we have been working on this project for less than 12 months, and it will be completed in 16 months.

"There won't be another football facility like it in the country."

To date, nearly 700 workers have been on site. The average has been more than 100 per day, with that number set to increase in the coming weeks.

Work continues inside and outside.

New head coach Jeff Brohm and his staff have been able to put their mark on the facility, specifically in terms of office space and locker room layout and weight room design.

Beyond the sheer size of the facility, a highlight of today's tour was the exterior views from the building. The second and third levels of the north side overlook the Bimel Practice Complex, while Brohm's office on the southwest corner has a balcony with a direct eyeshot of Ross-Ade Stadium.

The three-level structure - totaling 110,000 square feet - includes a locker room, team meeting room, position group meeting rooms, player development room, weight room, sports medicine facility, nutrition station and coaches' offices, as well as a grand entrance lobby, which will highlight the Boilermakers' history and tradition.

The state-of-the-art complex will significantly enhance the football student-athlete experience. In addition to the first-class amenities, having all of them located in one facility will result in more efficient use of the student-athletes' time. Currently, football-related facilities are housed in multiple buildings.

The football performance complex is a $65 million project. It was designed by Populous, while construction is being managed by Hunt.

No student fees or state support will be used for the project. It will be debt funded, with future media rights distributions targeted to pay the annual debt service. Purdue Athletics is a self-supporting auxiliary enterprise.

The complex is part of the Football Master Plan, which consists of six points: coaching and support staff, player development, academic support, recruiting, fan engagement, and contemporary facilities.



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