Earlier today, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced Penn State’s plans to upgrade numerous athletics facilities. Amongst these upgrades, the ones that were given most emphasis included a new Center For Excellence/indoor practice facility (for many of the non-revenue sports programs), new natatorium, new indoor tennis facility, and significant facelifts to Jeffrey Field (soccer).
These upgrades are slated to happen over the next five years as part of a greater 20-year plan that includes a brand-new basketball-only practice facility owned by PSU athletics (which shoots through the heart Bon Jovi’s chances of ever kicking the hoops team out of their own facility again), as well as renovations to Beaver Stadium which include a brick “skin” surrounding most of the stadium, as well as changes to the seatbacks, elevators/escalators, better food options, amongst other things.
Anyway, that’s enough babbling from us: Here’s some pictures for your enjoyment.
A new 108,000-square foot indoor practice facility will provide practice space for 6 teams ➕ indoor workout space for all 31 sports. pic.twitter.com/WHkt75AQxw— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) March 13, 2017
The new 130,000-sq. foot Natatorium will include a 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool, a separate lap pool, & a diving well.#PSUFacilities pic.twitter.com/tW0fqegaTD— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) March 13, 2017
The 100,000-sq. foot complex will feature 10 courts, campus recreation space, seating for ~500 spectators and a pro shop.#PSUFacilities pic.twitter.com/WJOWAtwgcf— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) March 13, 2017
Jeffrey Field upgrades include new home & visiting team locker rooms, covered seating on the west side, concessions and more.#PSUFacilities pic.twitter.com/8kdwbSZteC— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) March 13, 2017
Beaver Stadium renovations will take place on three sides of the stadium, adding a "skin" of brick and limestone.#PSUFacilities pic.twitter.com/FJzQb2np3O— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) March 13, 2017