Making Way for the Durden Center
February 1, 2013
Architectural rendering of the Durden Athletic Training Center lobby.
Dickinson will kick off the future of its athletics program by knocking a chunk out of the past on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at Biddle Field. To mark the start of construction on the new Durden Athletic Training Center, the college is hosting a demolition kickoff ceremony to commence teardown of the 1960s-era locker-room facilities that will be replaced by the new facility.
Funded by a $6 million gift from Samuel G. Rose ’58 and Julie Walters, the new two-story, 22,000-square-foot athletics-training center is one of six campus enhancement projects Dickinson has approved in the last year. The construction projects, which will improve academic, student life and athletics facilities, include the recently completed Dr. Inge P. Stafford Greenhouse for Teaching and Research and Phyllis Joan Miller Memorial Field and an expansion to the Rector Science Complex that will be completed in fall 2013.
The Durden Athletic Training Center will feature:
- separate locker rooms for men’s and women’s lacrosse, football, field hockey, coaches, officials and visiting teams
- a strength-training and free-weight room
- sports-medicine facilities
- a laundry and equipment room
- a team-meeting/event room with a viewing platform overlooking Biddle Field
- and an exhibition area to honor Dickinson athletics.