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Middle Tennessee State University marks construction milestone for new Student Athlete Performance Center

July 2, 2024 · Projects

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On June 11, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) held a beam placement ceremony for their new Student Athlete Performance Center, acknowledging project partners, donors and important leaders for their efforts and commitment to the project thus far.

MTSU President Sidney McPhee, Head Football Coach Derek Mason, Director of Athletics Chris Massaro and Student Government Association President Michai Mosby, among others, joined the project team to mark the construction milestone.

Once completed, the 85,500-square-foot facility will be connected to the north end of Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium, providing an easily accessible location for athletes and staff, and a unique viewing opportunity for fans on gamedays.

The building will consist of three floors, each with different amenities to support athletes and promote growth within the athletic department. State-of-the-art facilities on the first floor will include a nutrition station, strength and conditioning room and an athletic training room equipped with hydrotherapy pools. The first floor will also house the new football locker room, players’ lounge and equipment room.

The second floor will consist of new offices for the Blue Raider coaching staff and a plethora of meeting areas for the team and coaches, with the third floor featuring a large dining venue for student-athletes and viewing spaces for families and fans.

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) Project Manager Eric Scowden, AIA, has played a key role in the project’s development since its inception.

“We feel lucky to be able to envision a space that will have positive impacts on generations of athletes at Middle Tennessee State University. The project will enliven the gameday experience and energize Floyd Stadium,” Scowden says.

Scowden said the new facility will be a hub for MTSU Athletics and serve as the program’s centerpiece, anchoring the development of the northwest athletics area of campus.

“We’ve been fortunate to have a talented and experienced team on this project. All our members bring a sense of authorship to the project,” he added. “With their genuine interest and care, the team is invested in a successful project and we’re all excited for the grand opening in the summer of 2025.”

GMC is the architect of record for the new sports facility, in partnership with HOK, in addition to providing geotechnical engineering services. Project partners include The Parent Company, Barge Civil Associates, Henderson Engineers, Structural Design Group and Hodgson Douglas Landscape Architects (HDLA).