FB Performance Complex Update
July 19, 2017


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Construction on the Purdue football performance complex is well into the fourth quarter.

The opening date of Aug. 24 is just over a month away, the culmination of 17-plus months of work since the ceremonial groundbreaking in March of 2016.

Interior work continues to be completed from the third floor down, with painting and carpeting in the offices, meeting rooms and other spaces. Furniture delivery and setting will begin in the next week or so.

Other recent developments include the installation of the 120 lockers - each framed with LED lighting - in the spacious locker room.

Some of the significant branding features, such as the large P logo suspended from the ceiling of the locker room, have been installed.

The project continues to be on schedule, although completion of the grand entrance lobby, which will showcase the Boilermakers' history and tradition, likely will come after the official opening.

Meanwhile, new FieldTurf has been laid in the Mollenkopf Athletic Center, the third such surface since that building opened in 1990. Permanent lights continue to be erected at Ross-Ade Stadium, and the updates to the drainage and irrigation systems on the perimeter of the field and laying of sod to match the playing surface have been completed.

The Boilermakers' home opener will be played under the lights, Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. ET.

The three-level football performance complex - 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.

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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