William & Mary Unveils Plans for $67M Athletics Upgrade
The William & Mary Athletics Complex, encompassing Kaplan Arena, a new Sports Performance Center adjacent to the arena, the Millie West Tennis Facility, Busch Field, and the Tribe Field Hockey Center, will be instrumental to building community, achieving greater national recognition, and defining William & Mary’s trajectory for generations to come.“Athletics is an integral part of the educational experience at William & Mary. Transforming this space for students, coaches, and fans reflects the university’s commitment to advancing student-athlete opportunities and winning together as a community,” Todd Boehly ’96, honorary co-chair of All In, said in an issued press release.
Sports Performance Center
The 36,000-square-foot, multi-use Sports Performance Center will feature a strength and conditioning area, including two hydrotherapy pools and a sports medicine space as well as a new practice area housing a full-sized court for the basketball and volleyball teams. This facility will provide an enhanced space to compete, train and study as an investment in player development that will benefit all sports.
Approximately 167,000 square feet of renovated and new spaces in Kaplan Arena will include a new entrance and lobby, an enhanced student section, upgraded spectator seating, and premium hospitality areas as well as a state-of-the-art scoreboard with video replay and premium sound and improved concession stands, bathrooms and locker rooms.
The new William & Mary Athletics Complex will be completed in a phased approach. Phase one will include the construction of the Sports Performance Center with a new sports medicine area, strength and conditioning space, and dedicated practice court. This phase will also include renovated locker rooms, a lightly renovated weight room, and a new video board and lighting for Kaplan Arena. Phase two will improve Kaplan Arena seating and fan amenities and renovate the entry lobby and building façade.
“We have incredible student-athletes, coaches, and fans at William & Mary. We recognize the important role that private support plays in our team’s ability to compete at the highest level,” Jennifer Tepper Mackesy ’91, honorary co-chair of All In, said in an issued press release.
The majority of funds have been provided by leadership gifts from Katie Garrett Boehly ’95 and Todd Boehly ’96, as well as Jennifer Tepper Mackesy ’91 and D. Scott Mackesy ’91.