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Indoor Practice Facility & Performance Center

Spearheaded by Larry and Rhonda Sheakley’s transformational giving and leadership, the new state-of-the art facilities will elevate the Cincinnati student-athlete experience, giving Bearcats an unrivaled advantage on the playing field and on the recruiting trail.

Indoor Practice Facility

The 84,000 square-foot Indoor Practice Facility features a 120-yard football field equipped for multiple sports. The field will provide an all-weather home for Cincinnati football practices and year-round workouts and have direct access to the Performance Center’s weight room, training room and performance nutrition fueling stations.

The field will feature WiFi access and a remote-operated camera system for football as well as a scoreboard, state-of-the-art sound system and a built-in Catapult technology system.

performance center

The 96,000 square-foot Performance Center features three levels that will provide nearly everything a student-athlete needs to get competition and practice ready in one place.

ESTIMATED TIMELINE

Construction Start

April 2023

Goal for completion

Spring 2025

Partners

Architects & engineering

Gensler, MSA

Construction Manager

Messer Construction

Financials

budget

$134M

Funding

Philanthropic Support via UCATS

Construction Updates Presented by:

April 2024

March 2024

Subject to Change

Timeline Meaningful Milestones

UC Board of Trustees Approve Indoor Facility

UC Board of Trustees approve Indoor Practice Facility & Performance Center at the May 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting.

DECEMBER 2021

Spring Sport Season Ends and Site Demolition Begins

Messer, the University’s construction partner for the Indoor Practice and Performance Center, is in its demolition and site clearing phases of the project. Demolition of the Sheakley Athletics Center is ongoing, and the Messer team is sorting materials as they clear the area for the construction phase.

MARCH 2023
Sheakley, University of Cincinnati Celebrate Groundbreaking

UC Athletics announces Larry & Rhonda Sheakley, longtime UC supporters, have made the largest single gift in the history of UC Athletics. This lead gift was directly responsible for the start of the Indoor Practice Facility and Performance Center Project.

MAY 2023

Floor PlAN EXLORE THE IPF FLOOR PLAN

Basement

Level 01

Level 02

Subject to Change

Naming Opportunities Leave a Legacy

Naming OpportunityApprox. SFDonation AmountLocationAvailability
Equipment Room$250,000Basement
Head Equipment Manager Office$100,000Basement
Assistant Equipment Managers Office297$25,000Basement
Locker Room5,218$3,000,000Basement
Fuel Bar300$100,000BasementReserved
Display Wall in Locker Room$50,000Basement
Athletic Training Room2,213$5,000,000Basement
Hydro Space1,662$150,000Basement
Steam Room154$50,000Basement
Sauna212$50,000Basement
Head Trainers Office185$100,000BasementReserved
Health and Wellness Office133$50,000BasementReserved
Cyro Room96$50,000Basement
Weight Room3,000$2,000,000BasementReserved
Head Strength Coach Office$100,000Basement
Nutrition Office104$250,000Basement
Sports Science Room$50,000Basement
Conference Room263$100,000Basement
Asst. Office x 3133$50,000Basement
XRAY Room218$100,000Basement
Exam Room239$100,000Basement
Plaza2,000$1,000,000Lobby
Main Lobby and Reception Area1,744$1,000,000Lobby
O-Line Meeting Room514$250,000Level 02Reserved
D-Line Meeting Room435$250,000Level 02
Running Back Meeting Room435$250,000Level 02Reserved
Special Teams Meeting Room191$250,000Level 02
Wide Receiver Meeting Room384$250,000Level 02
Quarterback Meeting Room248$250,000Level 02
Tight End Meeting Room338$250,000Level 02
Defense Meeting Room1,154$250,000Level 02
Cornerback Meeting Room274$250,000Level 02
Inside Linebacker Meeting Room375$250,000Level 02
Outside Linebacker Meeting Room375$250,000Level 02
Main Team Meeting Room2,519$1,500,000Level 02Reserved
Coach Locker Room - Men's1,376$500,000Level 02
Head Coach Conference Room235$500,000Level 02
Head Coach Office488$2,000,000Level 02
Head Coach Balcony750$750,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Assistant Coaches Office128-136$100,000Level 02
Offense Conference Room653$500,000Level 02Reserved
Defense Conference Room653$500,000Level 02Reserved
Staff Locker Room (Men's)678$250,000Level 02
Staff Locker Room (Women's)524$250,000Level 02
Video Editing Suite615$150,000Level 02
Recruiting Wing$500,000Level 02
Outdoor Terrace3,000$500,000Level 01
Nutrition Center$5,000,000Level 01
Training Table/ Dining Area2,221$500,000Level 01
Grab & Go$100,000Level 01
Players Lounge1,637$1,500,000Level 01Reserved
Sleep/ Recovery Rooms/Quiet Room1,000$100,000Level 01Reserved
Photo Studio$50,000Level 01
Cardio Deck448$50,000Level 01Reserved
Indoor Practice Center$10,000,000OtherReserved
Sports Performance Center$10,000,000Other
Indoor Facility Pillar (x4)$1,000,000OtherReserved

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Spearheaded by Larry and Rhonda Sheakley’s transformational gift – the largest single gift in UC Athletics history – the new state-of-the art facilities will elevate the Cincinnati student-athlete experience, giving Bearcats an unrivaled advantage on the playing field and on the recruiting trail.

Lindner Athletics Center

Spearheaded by Larry and Rhonda Sheakley’s transformational gift – the largest single gift in UC Athletics history – the new state-of-the art facilities will elevate the Cincinnati student-athlete experience, giving Bearcats an unrivaled advantage on the playing field and on the recruiting trail.

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