K-State to Dedicate Populous-Designed Basketball Training Facility
(Oct. 5, 2012) — After receiving generous support from alumni world-wide, Kansas State dedicated its new $18 million, Populous-designed Basketball Training Facility on Friday, October 5. The new facility will be the home of the Kansas State University men’s and women’s basketball teams.
“The basketball training facility is an important addition to the athletics facilities on campus and will have an impact on recruiting efforts at the University,” said Brad Clark, a Principal at Populous. “The design of the facility incorporates K-State’s traditional limestone, but blends modern glass and steel among it to create a facility that combines form and function.”
Located on the east side of Bramlage Coliseum, the 50,000-square foot facility is in close proximity to game day activities and other facilities such as the Academic Learning Center. The building is equipped with two practice courts, coaches’ offices, locker rooms for both teams and coaches, player lounges, a theatre-style team film room, a 2,500-square foot weight room, a sports medicine center with a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy facility and an atrium lobby with viewing deck. The facility was designed by Populous and constructed by MW Builders.
With offices around the world, Populous is a global architecture firm that specializes in arenas, stadiums, ballparks and convention centers. The firm has completed work for more than 130 colleges and universities on projects including football stadiums, arenas, ballparks, training facilities and athletic master plans.
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