In April 2012, Coach Kyle Whittingham started the process of knocking down the old football center, making way for a new, state-of-the-art football and sports medicine building. This complex will serve all 18 varsity teams and over 400 student athletes, and is vital to the recruiting efforts for every University team. It will provide unmatched health, performance, and nutrition services to our student athletes, and serve as the new home to Utah Football––including new locker rooms, position group meeting rooms, a player lounge, administration offices, a media/broadcast room, and other updated amenities.
The structure also will include a much-needed, modernized sports medicine and athletic training room. This area is priority #1 for U Athletics. The new space will include the latest technologies for rehabilitation of injuries, a modern space for rehab exercises, new taping and stretching areas for preventative exercises, and a new hydrotherapy area. All together, these new areas will increase the health and performance of student athletes, minimize injuries, and decrease time for the rehabilitation of injuries.
In addition, the football and sports medicine building will include a full-team cafeteria to serve all student athletes, providing a place for meals and helping our athletes optimize their training schedules and improve performance.
The new football and sports medicine building is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013, with a cost of just over $30 million. Please contact Utah Athletics to learn more about this project, naming opportunities, and how you can help fund this important project.
Utah Offensive Coordinator Brian Johnson talks about why investing in Utah athletics is critical to the Utes’ success.
Watch Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham begin the process of knocking down the old football center, which will be replaced by a new $30 million football facility scheduled to open in time for the 2013 season.
Take a tour of U football’s world-class home of the future.