Ohio State may be looking to renovate the school’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center where the Buckeye football team trains.
According to a report from Columbus Business First, which was picked up by ElevenWarriors.com, donors are considering a $7.8 million renovation of the facility’s east wing. That would mark the largest investment in the building since the $2.5 million renovation of the center’s locker rooms in 2014.
According to a school spokesman, donors will cover 90 percent of the project.
Pending approval, the renovations would start in March 2018, with completion slated somewhere around December.
The Woody Hayes Athletic Center opened in 1987, followed by a $21.5 million 53,000-square-foot expansion that began in 2005 and was completed in 2007. In total, the facility is comprised of 78,000 square feet of facilities, offices and meeting rooms.
The University of Minnesota board of regents approved a renovation for 3M Arena at Mariucci, which will renovate 11,000 square feet of space within the facility. Plans call for a state-of-the-art weight room, a remodeled office suite and a new alumni room. The weight room will renovate 6,700 square feet of space, and include an area for shooting that will be used by both the men’s and women’s hockey programs. — GopherSports.com
The Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest athletic venues in the region. It offers a multi-sport championship field, cross-country course, a grass practice field, and a 14,000 square-foot conference center. The complex is the home field for seven Royals athletics teams. Check out the video tour below: