Facility Friday: Wyoming Football Facility, Louis Armstrong Stadium

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The University of Wyoming celebrated the grand opening of the Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center and the reopening of the Rochelle Athletics Center last weekend. The $44 million facility adds on 71,000 square feet to the original Rochelle Athletics Center, and features amenities such as a new football weight room, an Olympic sports weight room, an altitude simulation chamber, a team meeting room, recovery pools, a new football locker room and a recruiting lounge. — Casper Star Tribune

The United States Tennis Association unveiled the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium this week, just in time for the U.S. Open. The ROSSETTI-designed project features a retractable roof, a world-first for naturally ventilated tennis stadiums. With seating for 14,069, the project maintains the outdoor nature of the tournament, but allows for play to continue during rain. — Rossetti.com

Texas State University revealed plans for major upgrades to its athletics facilities. Among planned upgrades are improvements to the football stadium, basketball and volleyball arena, and baseball and softball stadiums. The football stadium is set to receive new Daktronics video boards, while the old video boards will transition to the baseball and softball facilities. The diamond sports facilities will be returfed, and feature renovated and expanded home dugouts. The court sports arena is set to receive a new court and a new video board. — txstatebobcats.com  

Xavier University unveiled plans for a new, $10 million training facility. To be named the Heidt Family Champions Center, construction is slated to begin in 2020. The project will accommodate the school’s Olympic sports programs, including baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming and men’s and women’s tennis. Plans call for amenities such as locker rooms, office space and recruiting areas for these programs. — Cincinnati.com

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