New Athletics Center: The Details

Stairway seating area leading to upstairs of Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness


The new Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness is a celebration of fitness and wellness that offers a striking physical presence for Sagehen Athletics and recreation activities. Some of the new features of the building include:

  • N & N Practice Gymnasium, a second-floor recreational and practice gym with a near floor-to-ceiling view of the San Gabriel Mountains
  • Draper Public Fitness Area, a 5,877 square-foot recreational fitness area with new cardio and weight equipment and more space for workouts, surrounded by large and inviting windows
  • Dedicated 4,876 square-foot Athletic Performance Center for strength and conditioning of varsity athletes with new equipment
  • Doubled space for fitness classes in Ahmanson Studio and Studio 147
  • Second-floor terrace overlooking the football and baseball fields
  • New and larger facilities for sports medicine and team meetings
  • Improved locker rooms designed to fit the space and technology needs of each team
  • Portion of electrical power to be generated with planned rooftop solar array
  • High-efficiency LED fixtures and daylighting
  • Updated and energy-efficient mechanical equipment
  • State of the art access control and building security

The first level of the new athletics center includes:

  • Voelkel Gymnasium
  • Information center
  • Athletic Performance Center
  • Athletic training area
  • Draper Public Fitness Area
  • Hall of Fame
  • Restrooms
  • Locker rooms
  • Event lobby space
  • Studio 147
  • Equipment management area
  • Mechanical and electrical area

The second level of the new athletics center includes:

  • N & N Practice Gymnasium
  • Ahmanson Studio 
  • Upper lobby area
  • Athletic Department offices
  • Conference room
  • Classroom space
  • Terrace
  • Restrooms
  • Storage rooms