University of Alabama at Birmingham Football Operations Center
Size: 46,000 sf
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) cut the ribbon on its new Football Operations Center and Legacy Pavilion on Aug. 18, 2017. The 46,000-sf operations building features a weight room, locker room, training room, offices and meeting and film rooms. The facility also encompasses a kitchen and dining area, including a “fuel zone” to provide athletes with proper nutrition before, during and after training. The connected Legacy Pavilion features a 100-yard turf field covered by a pavilion roof, but without walls. A first-of-its-kind facility on the collegiate level, the structure will allow UAB athletes to practice on a full-sized field during inclement weather, in addition to blocking out radiating heat from the sun and allowing breeze to circulate through the open sides. GMC designed the Football Operations Center and Legacy Pavilion in partnership with HOK, and provided architectural, civil engineering, landscape architecture and geotechnical services for the $22.5 million project.
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