The new Chippewa Champions Center has completed at Central Michigan University’s Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
The 50,000-sf project is a year-round facility that will serve the entirety of Central Michigan University. It includes a 7,000-sf state-of-the-art weight room, nutrition fuel stations, and an expanded sports medicine and rehabilitation facility. Multi-purpose, flexible meeting and academic space will fill a campus need for meeting and event space.
The $30 million facility also includes a 4,200-sf football locker room, a new equipment room, a laundry room, a video operations room, and support operations. The new space will support recruitment for the football program and transform the game day experience at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
On game days, the 4,000-sf Isabella Bank VIP Club, located directly behind the north end zone, offers both climate-controlled and outdoor patio spaces. Sixteen new loge boxes on the second level offer a premium seating experience, blending a traditional club seat and a private suite experience with two TVs in each box.
The facility also provides non-game day partnership opportunities with space for state-of-the-art training experiences for CMU students enrolled in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions and the College of Medicine. It will also create real-world opportunities for students in marketing and hospitality, broadcast and cinematic arts, and integrative public relations.