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Facility Friday: Paup Pavilion, SJSU Baseball and More

Jason Scott

Texas A&M University is celebrating the grand opening of the Anne S. Henry and Henry B. “Hank” Paup '70 Pavilion, or Paup Pavilion, on Friday. The $7.8 million renovation and expansion project was designed by Populous. It will serve the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, and feature one of the top dryland diving facilities in the country. Amenities include five different springboards, a large in-ground foam pit, an in-ground trampoline, a gymnastics spring floor, instant replay cameras, new team locker rooms, a team lounge area, an athletic training room, hydrotherapy pools and coaches’ offices. — Press Release

[Paup Pavilion Lobby. Rendering courtesy Populous][Paup Pavilion Lobby. Rendering courtesy Populous]

San Jose State University announced that construction had begun on Phase I of its Spartan Baseball Practice Facility. The two-phase project will begin with the construction of a practice field, which will give the team a place to train while continuing to play games at Excite Ballpark, which the Spartans share with the San Jose Giants. The second phase of the project will see the construction of a stadium around the existing practice field. — SJSUSpartans.com 

West Virginia University athletic director Shane Lyons shared that renovations work was ongoing on athletics facilities. The Mountaineers are transforming the Natatorium into an Athletic Performance Center, with strength and conditioning space, an athletic training facility, rehabilitation space, a nutrition area, locker rooms and hydrotherapy space. — BlueGoldNews.com  

Martin Luther College announced that construction on its Betty Kohn Fieldhouse will begin in April. The building will feature a 50 by 70 yard turf field that will be used as indoor practice space for several sports, and add team locker rooms for soccer and baseball, two golf simulators, hitting tunnels for baseball and softball, equipment storage space and officials’ locker rooms. — MLCKnights.com 

Also Noticed:

Vanderbilt University is in the midst of renovating its football locker room. A tweet posted by athletic director Candice Storey Lee showed that demolition of the existing locker room had begun. — SaturdayDownSouth.com  

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