Facility Friday: Community Center, Virginia Softball and More | Athletic Business

Facility Friday: Community Center, Virginia Softball and More

Sterling Heights, Mich., recently celebrated the grand opening of its new $24 million community center. The 98,000-square-foot recreation center, designed by George J. Hartman Architects, has two multipurpose gymnasiums, community rooms, dance studios, fitness studios and an elevated track. — MacombDaily.com

Renovations are underway at Xavier University’s O’Connor Sports Complex. The school held a wall breaking ceremony for work on the renovation that will transform the facility into the Heidt Family Champions Center. The facility will serve Xavier’s olympic sports teams, including baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, cross country and track and field. The $14 million renovation includes amenities such as new locker rooms, a strength and conditioning room, a multipurpose turf training space, coaches offices, meeting rooms and more. —XavierNewswire.com

This week, the University of Virginia softball team played its first game at Palmer Park, its new stadium. The state-of-the-art facility includes a team locker room, a player lounge, an athletic training room, meeting rooms and an indoor facility. The team will host a dedication ceremony on Friday. — VirginiaSports.com

Voters in the Norwalk (Iowa) Community School District approved a $24 million bond to fund the new Norwalk Physical Education and Competition Center. The facility will include a multi-court gymnasium with a walking track, a weight training room, a wrestling room, locker rooms and concessions facilities. In addition, the project will renovate current athletic program space into classrooms. — NorwalkSchools.org

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