Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Shah Basketball Complex Break Ground
April 21, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University held a ceremonial ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, April 20 for the Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Shah Basketball Complex.

Ben Sutton (’80, JD ’83) has donated $15 million for the construction of the Sutton Sports Performance Center. The four-level, 87,000 square foot facility will provide strength and conditioning facilities for all of Wake Forest’s student-athletes. Preliminary site work began in October 2017 and when completed, it will connect to McCreary Field House. The Sutton Sports Performance Center will provide more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated strength and conditioning equipment for football. There will also be space for strength and conditioning equipment for men’s and women’s Olympic sports.

Link to original announcement: Here

The third floor of the Sutton Sports Performance Center will include 17,000 square feet of meeting rooms, coaches offices and a heritage area for the men’s and women’s basketball program. The fourth floor will consist of over 18,000 square feet for football coaches offices, team meeting rooms and a heritage area. Over 1,500 square feet will be used for a customized nutrition center. The Shah Basketball Complex, named in honor of Mit Shah (’91) whose $5 million lead gift made the facility possible, will encompass 24,400 square feet that will allow both the men’s and women’s basketball programs to have dedicated practice areas. The $12 million project features the addition a regulation court that will allow both programs to have interconnected practice areas featuring two practice courts and a total of 13 baskets. The Shah Complex will also feature 6,000 square feet of strength and conditioning equipment for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Link to original announcement: Here

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