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DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS

01.13.2014

INTRODUCTION UB Athletics is poised for considerable growth in the coming years. As we continue to set and achieve new standards of success, we must be prepared to address many of the challenges that come with the advancement of a Division I intercollegiate athletic program. Central to this task is identifying the physical needs of the department moving forward. Outlined in the following pages is a comprehensive, yet flexible, master plan that addresses both nearterm and long-term goals and objectives for our facilities infrastructure. Guiding principles for planning: • Optimize opportunities for success; • Enhance the overall quality of the student-athlete experience; • Maximize space and resources; • Align with the department’s strategic plan and expectations.

ATHLETICS CAMPUS TODAY

Alumni Arena Repurposing

Fieldhouse Soccer Stadium

Baseball Stadium

Stadium Training Room Softball Improvements

Sideline Patio Football HQ

East Side Club

Lowered Field Tennis Center

ATHLETICS CAMPUS VISION

Kunz Field

HIGHEST PRIORITY PROJECTS

The proposed tennis center will consist of a two story complex with a number of amenities for student-athletes, coaches and fans. Featuring twelve courts, team meeting space and covered spectator viewing, the new tennis center will offer a first-class venue in which to train and compete. COST $1 Million SIZE 3,000 GSF (Complex only)

AMENITIES • Men’s and women’s varsity locker rooms • Players’ lounge • Recruiting/Reception lounge • Covered spectator viewing balcony

TENNIS CENTER

East Side Club Several improvements are slated for UB Stadium in an effort to enhance the student-athlete and fan experience. Current priorities include the expansion of the Murchie Family Football Center, construction of a premium seating and hospitality area on the east side of the stadium and plans to eliminate the track and lower the field. Improving and modernizing the stadium is a critical strategic priority. As such, some of these projects are already underway.

Sideline Patio

Lowered Field

Football HQ

UB STADIUM IMPROVEMENTS OVERVIEW

The football headquarters will serve to promote functionality and synergy by bringing all coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms and break-out rooms under one roof. The expansion will allow for space in the west bunker of the stadium to be converted into team training and nutrition and wellness areas, thereby providing more available space and amenities to all studentathletes and coaches. COST $5 Million SIZE 21,000 GSF AMENITIES •

Additional coaches’ offices

Head coach’s suite and recruiting area

Nine additional position team meeting rooms

Expanded team meeting room and “flex” space

FOOTBALL HEADQUARTERS

Spanning the entire length of what is currently the 200 level seating on the east side of the stadium, the new club seating section will contain approximately 1,600 premium seats. In addition, the attached 9,700 square-foot enclosed hospitality area will provide a much needed premium game-day amenity.

COST $10 Million SIZE 9,700 GSF Club/Lounge

Approximately 1,600 club seats AMENITIES •

Exclusive, climate controlled ”club”

Covered club and loge seating

Canopy affixed with radiant heating

Flat screen televisions

Food and beverage selections

Private elevator access

• 8,500 sf enclosed concourse

EAST SIDE CLUB

EAST SIDE CLUB

Phase I – Sideline Improvements A more intimate fan setting is critical to enhancing the game-day experience in UB Stadium. The proposed phase I includes eliminating the track and replacing it with a “patio-style” environment that brings fans closer to the action.

Sloped Seating Area

Sideline Patio

PHASE I - SIDELINE IMPROVEMENTS

Phase II – Lowered Field Plans to lower the field provide the ability to add permanent seating along the sideline and south end zone. This will bring fans much closer to the action and improve sight lines, while giving our studentathletes and coaches an enhanced home field advantage.

Sloped Seating Area

Additional Seating

Lowered Field

PHASE II - LOWERED FIELD

The field house will serve as a multiuse facility which will enhance our programs’ ability to train and prepare for competition. Equipped with amenities for sports such as football, track, softball, baseball and soccer, the field house will be the centerpiece of our training facilities and utilized year-round. COST $20 Million SIZE 130,000 GSF AMENITIES •

Full-length football field

• Premium artificial turf surfacing •

Expansive strength and conditioning center

Wall-protection netting for multi-sport use

Multi-lane sprint track

• Bridge connecting to Alumni Arena

FIELDHOUSE

Located just north of UB Stadium, the proposed soccer stadium will feature premium turf, spectator seating, a scoreboard and lights. Centrally located, the new stadium will provide many competition and recruiting advantages to both our men’s and women’s soccer programs. COST $5-10 Million AMENITIES • Premium playing surface • Intimate spectator seating • State-of-the-art scoreboard • Centralized location

SOCCER STADIUM

Several improvements are slated for Nan Harvey Field. Chief among those is the installation of a new premium artifical turf, which will offer a better playing experience. Other updates and improvements will include renovated dugouts, expanded spectator seating and other amenities aimed at enhancing both the student-athlete and fan experience. COST $2 Million AMENITIES • Premium premium artifical turf • Enhanced spectator seating • Renovated dugouts • New press box

SOFTBALL STADIUM

Located adjacent to the new soccer stadium, in the northeast corner of the athletics village will be the new baseball stadium. With ample stadium seating for spectators and top-notch amenities for studentathletes, coaches and fans, the new stadium will give our baseball team an on campus home within close proximity of all our facilities, thereby providing them with many of the same advantages that other student-athletes currently enjoy. COST $5 Million AMENITIES • Premium artificial turf • Stadium seating • State-of-the-art scoreboard • Dugouts and clubhouse • Concessions

BASEBALL STADIUM

Alumni Arena serves as the “hub” for UB Athletics. Currently, Alumni Arena is shared with Recreation and Intramurals which puts a strain on all the facilities in this building. Once there is a stand-alone Recreation facility, attention will be turned to repurposing Alumni Arena. Repurposing this building will allow for greater continuity between administrative offices and allow improved service to studentathletes. AMENITIES • Arena lobby visual enhancements • Additional meeting spaces • Locker room enhancements • Creation of team rooms/lounge spaces

ALUMNI LOBBY

ALUMNI ARENA REPURPOSING

VARSITY LOCKER ROOM

ACADEMIC SERVICES

Kunz Field is a valuable facility to UB Athletics and can serve many purposes for to enhance the student-athlete experience. The plan for Kunz Field will be extremely flexible as progress of other capital projects is evaluated. POTENTIAL AMENITIES • New artificial turf • Expanded track • Improved grounds for track and field • Team rooms • Restrooms

KUNZ FIELD IMPROVEMENTS

KUNZ FIELD IMPROVEMENTS

Central to winning championships are treatment and recovery. This state-of-the-are training facility will be located in the west side of UB Stadium. Conveniently located for all student-athlete use, this main athletic training room will provide all of the essentials and more. COST $1.5 Million SIZE 4,000 SF AMENITIES • Pool rehabilitation area • Modality treatment area • Taping area • Exam room with fluoroscope • Restrooms • Hydration Station

STADIUM TRAINING ROOM

EQUIPMENT ROOM

TEAM MEETING ROOM

STADIUM ENTRANCE

COST

COST

COST

$120,000

$285,000

$200,000

SIZE

SIZE

COMPLETION

2,300 SF

1,800 SF

2013

COMPLETION

COMPLETION

2012

2011

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

ALUMNI ARENA UPGRADES

FOOTBALL LOCKER ROOM

WRESTLING ROOM

COST

COST

COST

$280,000

$300,000

SIZE

SIZE

5,100 SF

4,500 SF

COMPLETION

COMPLETION

2005

2011

$2.5 Million COMPLETION 2011

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

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UB Athletics Master Plan