University of Akron Athletic Field House and Varsity Golf Training Center

University of Akron Athletic Field House and Varsity Golf Training Center
SportsPLAN Studio worked very hard to help the University establish the scope for its athletic and recreation projects, ultimately integrating them into a single, spectacular building.
"Thank you Joel, for your continuing help on this. Your assistance has been extremely valuable."
- Michael Thomas,
Former Athletic Director


"The Zips’ indoor golf facility is among the best in the nation and includes a putting green, bunker, video player development simulator and study lounge for the student-athletes."
- Mack Rhoades,
Former Director of Athletics

While we were originally selected to lead the space programming and operational planning for the 135,000 square foot Recreation and Wellness Center, our experience with the planning and design of varsity athletics facilities became extremely valuable when the University Trustees decided to double the scope of the project. SportsPLAN Studio conducted a series of workshops with the coaches and athletic staff, prepared a program of space requirements and led the planning for all of the varsity athletic facilities.

We developed fourteen different configurations and cost comparisons for the indoor track and football practice field. We designed the spectator grandstand, varsity football locker room, sports medicine center, athletic equipment center, strength and conditioning center and a 5,000 square foot indoor varsity golf training center.

Services

Feasibility Study
Programming
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

160,000 SF Athletic Facilities
135,000 SF Recreation Center
300-Meter Indoor Competition Track
1,000 Spectator Seats
100-YD Indoor Football Practice Field
8,000 SF Varsity Weight Room
Sports Medicine Center
Varsity Football Locker Room
Indoor Varsity Golf Training Center
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: Moody/Nolan
Project Cost: $41 million
Owner Reference: Ted Curtis
Completion Date: 2004
University of Akron Athletic Field House and Varsity Golf Training CenterUniversity of Akron Athletic Field House and Varsity Golf Training Center