Stephen M. Bennett Student-Athlete Performance Center
Quick Facts
Building completed: January, 2014
Camp Randall: 32,000 sq. ft. three-story addition; video board and sound system; 17,000-sq. ft. strength and conditioning area
McClain Facility: football suite, turf and roof replacement, varsity team locker rooms, sports medicine, equipment room, instructional space
Home to: all 23 UW-Madison intercollegiate athletic teams

The $86 million Student-Athlete Performance Center (SAPC) to be completed in January of 2014, will provide facilities that will continue to allow the UW Athletics Department to attract the best student-athletes to the University of Wisconsin. The department's focus has always been in providing student-athletes' with the very best in academic support, fitness training, and sports medicine care.

The SAPC will impact the majority of the Badger student-athletes through the enhancement of these services. Student athletes from all 23 sports will have access to additional programming and resources that aren't currently available.

Accomplished in three phases, the project adds a three-story, 32,000-sq. ft. addition to the north end of Camp Randall Stadium where the academic center and strength training will be relocated. It also includes the renovation of the basement of the McClain Athletic Facility situated northeast of Camp Randall which now houses a variety of team locker rooms, strength training, sports medicine and the new football suite complete with player and coach locker rooms, team lounge, therapy pools and equipment room.

Phase I included digging a tunnel access from the lower level of the McClain Facility to the playing field, new field turf, and preparing for the McClain Facility renovation.

Phase II included the renovation of the McClain Facility including a new roof; renovating lower level locker areas, a new sports medicine featuring therapy pools and rehabilitative and treatment areas; equipment room; creating a new multi-media instructional space and a renovated and expanded football team suite including locker rooms, team lounge, equipment room, and hot/cold recovery pools.

This phase also included adjustments to internal Camp Randall spaces including building a 17,000-sq. ft. strength and conditioning area.

Phase III includes the new Fetzer Academic Center addition on the north end of Camp Randall Stadium with its study rooms, library, auditorium and computer lab; this phase also included a new video board and sound system in Camp Randall Stadium, creating the Camp Randall Terrace, creating “Badger Way” a pedestrian and bike path from Breese Terrace to the Camp Randall Arch and a new plaza near the Lot 17 parking ramp.


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