Approval for football facility to be sought in December
October 22, 2015
Rendering of the proposed football performance complex from the north.
President Mitch Daniels and Morgan Burke, vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics, announced Wednesday (Oct. 21) that they will seek approval at the December meeting of the Board of Trustees to construct a $60 million football performance complex. The project will be the first significant renovation of the Mollenkopf Athletic Center since its construction in 1989.
The football performance complex will be built adjacent to the north end of Mollenkopf. The three-level structure will become the everyday home of the football program -- totaling 110,000 square feet -- and will include a locker room, players' lounge, team meeting room, position group meeting rooms, sports performance training area, sports medicine facility, and coaches' offices, as well as a lobby that will highlight the Boilermakers' history and tradition.
Rendering of the sports performance training area
If approved by trustees, construction would begin in May 2016 and conclude in August 2017. In keeping with Purdue's tradition of athletic self-sufficiency, no student fees or state support will be used for the project. It will be funded by donors and revenue from Intercollegiate Athletics contracts with the Big Ten Network and other media. Purdue Athletics is a self-supporting auxiliary enterprise.