Winter months cause a slowdown in some aspects of outdoor construction work, but at WVU indoor renovations and reconstruction are continuing at a pair of athletic venues.
At the Coliseum Complex, the old Natatorium has been stripped down, and the filling of the pool and diving well is underway to provide a base for the new Athletic Performance Center.
— Shane Lyons (@WVUADLyons) January 13, 2021
WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons shared a pair of quick clips to show the progress underway on the home of the new facility, which will house strength and conditioning facilities as well as athletic training, rehabilitation and nutrition centers for all of West Virginia’s Olympic sports programs. The center will also include locker rooms, hydrotherapy and cryotherapy centers, and is large enough at 21,000 square feet to allow multiple teams to work out siultaneously
The sounds of progress!
It took a bunch of concrete trucks this week to fill in the old pools! 🚛🦺👷♂️🧰 pic.twitter.com/aE2KCzrpYz
— Shane Lyons (@WVUADLyons) January 14, 2021
The work on the previous home of the Natatorium began when the Swimming and Diving programs made their move to the Mylan Aquatics Center last year.
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Across campus, work on the relocated football Hall of Traditions is also proceeding apace. The Mountaineer Athletic Club recently posted images of the work as part of its 2021 fundraising campaign.
— Mountaineer Athletic Club (@WVU_MAC) January 15, 2021
Funding for these projects was committed before the current pandemic, and was earmarked specifically for them. They are not part of the general athletics budget.
The Hall of Traditions project, along with other renovations at football’s Puskar Center, are slated to be completed by this summer.