University of New Mexico to See Construction of Long-Planned Athletic Training Center
Work may begin later this year on the building of a $4.3 million training center for student athletes on the University of New Mexico’s main Albuquerque campus.
Plans for what is being called the New Mexico Mutual Champions Training Center have now won the approval of the school’s Board of Regents. Those plans detail the construction of a two-story structure measuring just over 11,300 square feet and housing weight room, exercise and training space.
The new structure will go up on the south campus adjacent to the Tow Diehm Athletic Facility, and just to the east of University Boulevard SE.
As planned, the facility will provide a training destination for the university’s Olympic sports endeavors which include any number of cross-country, track and field, men’s baseball and men and women’s tennis and golf teams.
The new training center, designed by the Albuquerque-based McClain + Yu architectural firm, will additionally be designed to allow for the possible future construction of a 3,600 square foot roof deck.
According to UNM documents, the facility will also house two offices, two universal restrooms, an equipment storage room, and mechanical, electrical and internet rooms.
Funding for the project is coming from a variety of sources, including capital outlay appropriations and private donations.
By Garry Boulard
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