Sports & Outdoors

Logger athletics and aquatics center continues construction

Construction began right after 2015 Commencement in May, and has been going all summer, so it is a great time to check in and see how things are coming along.

“Things are going very well with the construction of the Athletics and Aquatics center,” Associate Vice President for Facilities Bob Keif said. “Phase One, the Fieldhouse work, is complete with the exception of a few minor spaces.”

“Critical spaces such as locker rooms and the sports medicine area were completed and turned over to Athletics,” Keif also said.

Students who have been inside the Fieldhouse may notice that new LED lighting has been added, as well as dropped ceilings and polished concrete floors.

These are all changes to the Fieldhouse corridor that have been completed. When everything is finished, the Fieldhouse should be easier to navigate, thanks to two new elevators and accessible, gender-neutral restrooms.

Improvements to the exterior of the Fieldhouse are currently in progress. These include updating brick, a storefront, creating a refreshed plaza with seating and landscaping.

“Phase Two, the Fitness Center, is well underway,” Keif added. “The slab is poured and steel erection is in progress.”

“Phase Three, the Aquatics Center, is progressing in accordance with the project schedule,” Keif said.

Phase Three includes installation of Geopiers, foundations and footing. The pool is also cast and steel will be erected towards the end of October.

Many students are excited to see how the new Athletic and Aquatics Center will continue to progress throughout this year. The $19.5 million dollar project is a part of University of Puget Sound’s One [of a Kind] comprehensive campaign and is expected to be completed Fall of 2016.