TIMEX Performance Center (New York Giants Headquarters and Training Facility)
TIMEX Performance Center (New York Giants Headquarters and Training Facility)East Rutherford, N.J.
A new state-of-the-art football team practice facility for the NFL’s New York Giants in New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sports Complex, the TIMEX Performance Center reflects the Giants’ core football and business principles: stability, teamwork and success. With the opening of the facility, the “home” of the franchise is no longer within the stadium, but rather in a new dedicated football training campus.
Creating a football-centric facility that reinforces the purpose and tradition of the team was a central focus throughout the design, from site planning, architecture and the functional plan layout to the individual spaces. The facility consists of player facilities — locker room, weight room, training room, hydrotherapy room and support spaces — as well as coaches’ and trainers’ offices, meeting rooms, video coaching facilities and a broadcast studio. The facility has a team dining area, a kitchen, a 130-seat auditorium and a workspace for the media.
Inside are a number of core spaces, each designed to promote and showcase the business at hand: winning football championships. Display cases, large graphics, team colors and artwork are located throughout. Nearly all of the major spaces have views to the practice fields, reminding the players, coaches and staff of their primary purpose. For the players, the center of the facility, and the center of their daily activities, is the locker room. This space is designed as the inner sanctum, with an oval-shaped plan allowing for open communication and circulation.
Project DetailsArchitect: EwingCole; Philadelphia, Pa.
Construction Cost: N.A.
Square Feet: 198,700
Occupancy: August 2009
Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Flooring: Ergon Tile, Bentley Carpet
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: UCS Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Goalposts: Gilman Gear
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Synthetic Turf: Tarkett Sports
Hydrotherapy Tanks: HydroWorx International Inc.
Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Lockers: Custom Milwork, Prestige Millwork
Pre-Engineered Structures: Butler Manufacturing Co.
Saunas/Whirlpools: Accurate Industries
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Trespa
Skylights: Supersky Skylights
Taping/Treatment Tables: Custom Milwork, Prestige Millwork
Wall Padding: Promats Athletics
Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.