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Facility Friday: Golisano Training Center, Babson College Recreation and Athletics Complex and More

Jason Scott

Nazareth College in New York opened its new Golisano Training Center to the campus community this week. The 108,000-square-foot facility unites the college, Special Olympics and the Golisano Foundation in a space that models inclusion, fitness and wellness. Components include an indoor track, field, courts, training and fitness space for the college’s students, faculty and staff, and also serves as a training and competition space for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Developed in partnership with design firm LaBella Associates, the facility is the first of its kind in the region with a specific focus on inclusion and engagement of the special needs community. The Golisano Training Center will host a grand opening event in October. 

Golisano Training Center [Photo courtesy Nazareth College]Golisano Training Center [Photo courtesy Nazareth College]

Babson College this week unveiled its Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex. Designed CambridgeSeven, the 75,000-square-foot addition nearly doubles the size of the school’s existing athletics facilities, and includes amenities such as a 10,000-square-foot, two story fitness center complete with cardio and strength training equipment, two multipurpose rooms for fitness classes, a three-court gymnasium, upgraded locker rooms for varsity athletics, and a state-of-the-art sports medicine space. — Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex [Photo courtesy CambridgeSeven]Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex [Photo courtesy CambridgeSeven]

Cornell University is seeking approval from the Town of Ithaca planning board for an expansion to its wrestling center. The proposed plans, designed by Moody Nolan Architects, call for a 5,500-square-foot expansion, which will feature amenities such as locker rooms, a practice gym, fitness space, a film room and more. — The Ithaca Voice

North Carolina State University held a dedication ceremony for its redesigned and renovated Albright Sports Medicine Center at the Wendell Murphy Football Center at Carter-Finley Stadium. The 6,000-square-foot space offers state-of-the-art amenities such as a “vision therapy” area, new hydrotherapy space, updated exam rooms and a new steam room. —

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