The following is an excerpt from a recent Triad Business Journal feature by Steve Huffman on the Sports Performance Center at Wake Forest University.
A building permit for $23.6 million has been issued for a Sports Performance Center to be constructed as part of a planned $58 million athletic department upgrade taking place at Wake Forest University. Steve Shutt, associate athletic director for athletic communications at Wake Forest, said the Sports Performance Center will be a four-story building that will measure 95,000 square feet. According to public record, the permit was issued to contractor I.L. Long Construction Co. and listed the project as “Building 65/sports center.”
It will feature a large, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning area that will include both weight rooms and cardio areas. It will house football and men’s and women’s basketball coaches’ offices, team meeting areas and other programmable space. Shutt said fundraising for the Sports Performance Center is ongoing, and ground won’t be broken on the project for several months. The building will be at the north end of the recently completed McCreary Field House. The two buildings will be connected.