Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center - University of Utah
Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center - University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT 2014
The Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center was designed to contain everything the University of Utah’s student-athletes need for training, studying, nourishment and entertainment. Facility planning was a close collaboration of the director of football operations and the design team. The facility’s circulation was designed to be efficient and well-organized so as to maximize the players’ time during the day. The facility is so comfortable, in fact, that student-athletes enjoy spending a large amount of their free time in the building, leading to a sense of team unity and camaraderie that the program had not previously experienced.
The building’s 140,000 square feet houses a full-service cafeteria, a locker room, a players’ lounge (with gaming and a mini-theater), a barbershop, strength and conditioning space, offensive and defensive team meeting areas, a laundry and equipment-issue area, an academic study area, and a state-of-the-art sports medicine facility. A significant portion of the facility is dedicated to football student-athletes and is separated from areas designed for public functions.
The University of Utah football brand is integrated throughout. The recognizable logo and striking crimson color accents used consistently in each of the building’s spaces help facilitate wayfinding.
Project DetailsArchitect: VCBO Architecture
Construction Cost: $24 million
Square Feet: 120,000 new; 20,000 remodeled
Occupancy: July 2013
Building Systems - Skylights: Alder Sales
Building Systems - Skylights: Soltube
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Groove Entertainment Technology
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Yoga Flooring: Tarkett
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Infinity Sport Flooring
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Irwin Seating Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers: Design Team
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Wasatch Electric
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Manhattan Project
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Wasatch Electric
Laundry - Dryers: Mendenhall Equipment
Laundry - Washers: Mendenhall Equipment
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Granite Mill
Locker/Shower - Lockers: R. Jorgensen Company
Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: Hydoworx
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: The Specialty Company
Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Mendenhall Equipment
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting: Wasatch Electric
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces: FieldTurf
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Tennis Nets/Posts: Colonial Flag
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: Hydroworx
Pools - Lighting: N/A - area lighting by Wasatch Electric
Training Facilities - Hydrotherapy Tanks: Hydroworx Therapy Pools
Training Facilities - Taping/Treatment Tables: Dynatronics