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New Athletics Building Announced

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USC AD Pat Haden announced the construction of a new 110,000-square foot all-sports building to be constructed next to Heritage Hall that will house meeting rooms, coaches offices and a locker room for the football program, as well as an academic center, athletic training room and state-of-the-art digital media production facility for all of USC's 21 sports.

They are expected to break ground in January of 2011 and complete the project 18 months later.

*Text "Cardinal" to 27138 for insider updates on the progress of the all-sports building.*

4-USC-All-Sports.jpgArchitecturally, the exterior of the building will be the trademark brick that matches most of the buildings on campus plus the technology inside is all cutting edge.

The building will sit on the space currently occupied by an intramural field next to Heritage Hall and the Galen Dining Center.  The IM field will be relocated adjacent to the Loker Track Stadium.

The building is projected to cost $70 million and a fundraising plan is already underway to cover the cost of construction, a maintenance endowment and renovations to the vacated spaces in Heritage Hall.

Click here for the complete release with quotes from Pat Haden and president C.L. Max Nikias.

While Heritage Hall has served as the home of many champions, the new building will launch USC football and the rest of the athletic programs past the competition in terms of facilities and resources. 

The 60,000-square foot basement (see floor schematics below) will feature a 32,000-square foot weight room (current one is 9,600) and an 18,000-square foot athletic training room (current one is 2,700) plus a lounge and locker rooms with an entrance to the practice field.



The two buildings will be connected to each other via the basement.  The top two floors will house office and meeting rooms. 

"Once this facility is completed, our physical infrastructure will be among the finest of any athletic department in the nation, and worthy of our student-athletes," Pat Haden said.


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Hell it's about time the school got Russ Romano and Eric Espinosa some new digs. They were both operating out of a closet.

a big salute to Pat Haden and president Max Nikias, making it to be a marking experience for every athletes who will attend our school.

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