The University of Miami and Miami Athletics shared plans to build a new on-campus football operations center for Hurricanes football. Designed by HOK and Arquitectonica, the seven-story building will elevate the program and the student-athlete experience.
“We are excited to announce plans to build this best-in-class, on-campus football facility,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich. “The University of Miami wants to enroll the very best students in all walks of life and investing in facilities is critical to recruit and retain the very best. Facilities serve as a tangible, transformative representation of our overall investment and commitment to success, and this new football operations center speaks to the promise of Miami building championship programs.”
This 172,000-sq.-ft. complex will provide the best amenities in sports medicine, strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology and personal branding services. It will also serve as a memorable destination space for recruits and their families and a home for alumni to visit and reconnect. The project also includes a canal bridge connecting to the existing Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility, a parking garage with 555 spaces and a ground-level dining center to serve all University of Miami student-athletes.
The expansive first-floor lobby will be open to all campus visitors. It houses the team locker room, equipment room, nutrition center and dining hall with indoor and outdoor seating.
On the second level, an immersive, 360-degree digital experience will celebrate the past and present of Hurricanes football.
The third floor features athletic training and medical facilities, hydrotherapy and a state-of-the-art recovery spa with high-end amenities, including saltwater float tanks, red light therapy, a meditation room and a relaxation lounge.
The fourth floor contains the team auditorium, all team meeting rooms, the primary recruiting lounge and the recruiting reception area.
The fifth floor houses locker rooms and a fitness center for coaches and staff.
Coaching offices, staff offices, meeting rooms and player development spaces are on the sixth floor.
The seventh floor includes a 7,500-sq.-ft. rooftop terrace with views of campus and Miami’s skyline, as well as a digital media lab, NIL suite, golf simulation area and multi-purpose gymnasium.
“Competing in the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics requires creative thinking and bold investments,” said Radakovich. “We feel strongly that—with the support of our Hurricanes family—we can achieve this new vision for Miami Athletics and set us up for success across all sports for years to come.”
Learn more about the project on the University of Miami’s website.