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Facility Friday: Delaware Stadium, World's Largest Y

Jason Scott

The University of Delaware had a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the Whitney Athletic Center and the renovation of Delaware Stadium. The Whitney Athletic Center will be a one-stop shop for student-athletes, featuring space for strength and conditioning, athletic training, sports medicine, nutrition and academic support. Meanwhile the renovation project calls for seating upgrades, improved bathroom and concessions spaces, club seating and a new press box. — UDel.edu

 

Residents in Calgary, Alb., got a glimpse of a new recreation center that will also become the largest YMCA in the world. The 330,000-square-foot, $120 million Brookfield Residential YMCA is open to visitors for tours before it officially opens in January. Among the amenities the facility offers are water slides, a 50-meter competition pool, a 10-meter dive well, an exercise space with cardio and strength equipment, a running track, three full-sized basketball gymnasiums, an ice arena with two NHL-sized rinks, yoga and fitness studios and multipurpose rooms. — YMCACalgary.org

Life Time opened a $37 million facility in the Houston area to members on Friday. At 255,000-square-feet, Life Time Athletic Baybrook features dedicated studios for group fitness, yoga and cycling classes, a fitness area with cardio and strength training equipment, an outdoor tennis complex, and indoor and outdoor aquatics areas. — Life Time Fitness

The board of regents at Texas Tech University announced that it had approved budgets for a pair of athletics facility projects. Among the projects the board approved are the expansion of the Tech Football Training Facility and the construction of Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center. — LubbockOnline.com

FC Cincinnati held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stadium that will host an MLS franchise. Plans for the facility haven’t been finalized, but the current draft design calls for seating for 26,500. The grand opening is currently set for March 2021. — Cincinnati.com

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