Facility Friday: New College Baseball Projects, FGCU Rec and More

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Kansas State University recently unveiled improvements to its baseball locker room at Tointon Family Stadium. Part of a $15 million dollar project that also incorporates the school’s soccer program, the K-State baseball facility has expanded to be more than three times larger than the previous iteration. The new locker room includes dramatic purple lighting, a connected team theatre/meeting room, a large lounge area for recreation and study, a fueling station and a larger sports medicine area. Members of the team were allowed a glimpse of the new locker room on video. — KStateSports.com


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North Carolina State University announced it would partner with design firm EwingCole on its Athletics Development Plan. According to a press release, the plan’s focus is on the next 10-15 years of campus development, but also seeks to identify opportunities for improvement over the next five years. In all, each of the 23 sports the university sponsors will be impacted throughout the process. EwingCole will provide a critical analysis of campus based on existing data, facility walkthroughs, plans and reports, and interviews with key stakeholders, then compare the data to peer institutions as part of a market study. From there, the team will determine design trends and fan amenities to apply to facility plans at NC State. — GoPack.com  


UNLV is continuing its facilities push with capital enhancements to its baseball and softball stadiums. The baseball program can plan to see improvements to Earl E. Wilson Stadium, including new chair-back seats, a shade structure and new padding along the first- and third-base lines. Meanwhile, Eller Media Stadium has also undergone changes recently, including upgrades to player lounges, new padding, and upgraded lighting and fencing. — UNLVRebels.com


Florida Gulf Coast University is preparing for the grand opening of its University Recreation and Wellness Center, slated for Feb. 7, but the new 46,000-square-foot, $18 million facility had a soft opening this week. Among amenities users can expect to see are two fitness studios, fitness equipment and more. — EagleNews.org


Onelife Fitness celebrated the grand opening of a new 60,000-square-foot club in Winchester, Va., this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Among the amenities offered at the club are a state-of-the-art cycling studio, a mind/body studio for hot yoga and barre classes, top-of-the-line cardio and strength training equipment, indoor and outdoor turf for functional training, an indoor saltwater pool and an indoor basketball court. — Press release[Photos courtesy US Fitness][Photos courtesy US Fitness]


The University of Louisville revealed a new locker room for it's men's basketball team.


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