Burton Family Football Complex & Mark R. Shenkman Training Center, University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

Size
165,000 SF

Cost
$57.9 million

Completion
2006

This 165,000 square foot indoor practice facility was the first of its kind in the United States and the UCONN’s first LEED accredited facility. The facility serves a major role as a recruiting tool for student-athletes, and an icon for the University’s ambitious Division 1A football program. Conceived as a world-class facility, the project presents a unique image within the campus context, while meeting the very specific technical requirements of an athletics-training center.

Key program elements include an indoor 100-yard football practice field, strength and conditioning facilities, locker facilities for athletes and coaches, meeting rooms, sports medicine facility and clinic, academic resources area, classrooms and meeting rooms, taping and broadcast facilities and a press briefing room.

This project was LEED Silver accredited and was designed in association with HOK Sport+Venue (now Populous.)

Certification:
United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED Silver

Recognition:
Connecticut Green Building Council, Intriguing Institutional, 2008
Associated General Contractors, Build CT Award, 2008
Connecticut Real Estate Exchange, Blue Ribbon Award,
    Green Building Award, 2008