FB Performance Complex Update
June 12, 2017


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The countdown to the opening of the magnificent Purdue Football Performance Complex is inside 75 days.

Seventy-three to be exact. But who’s counting?

Steve Simmerman is for sure, and the senior associate athletics director for facilities, who is overseeing the project, continues to be pleased.

“We continue to make good progress,” Simmerman said, noting the targeted opening date of Aug. 24 is still on target. “Everything is moving along on schedule.”

The latest developments:

* Final finishing is underway on the third floor – painting, permanent ceilings and bulkheads – meaning all the overhead work like cabling and wiring is complete. The second floor will follow, then the first floor.
* Acoustic ceiling is being installed in the team meeting room.
* Restroom floors and walls are being tiled.
* The laundry room is being prepped for the installation of washers and dryer.
* Work also continues on the building’s exterior, and landscaping has begun on the south end of the Mollenkopf Athletic Center with prep work underway in the area between the new facility and the Bimel Practice Complex.

The three-level structure - totaling 110,000 square feet - includes a locker room, team meeting room, position group meeting rooms, player development room, weight room, sports medicine facility, nutrition station and coaches’ offices, as well as a grand entrance lobby, which will highlight the Boilermakers’ history and tradition.

The state-of-the-art complex will significantly enhance the football student-athlete experience. In addition to the first-class amenities, having all of them located in one facility will result in more efficient use of the student-athletes’ time. Currently, football-related facilities are housed in multiple buildings.

The football performance complex is a $65 million project. It was designed by Populous, while construction is being managed by Hunt.

No student fees or state support will be used for the project. It will be debt funded, with future media rights distributions targeted to pay the annual debt service. Purdue Athletics is a self-supporting auxiliary enterprise.

The complex is part of the Football Master Plan, which consists of six points: coaching and support staff, player development, academic support, recruiting, fan engagement, and contemporary facilities.
 

 

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