The University of Memphis unveils the new home of the men’s basketball program

The Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center will provide a strong commitment to donor and VIP cultivation.

November 27, 2017 |
Front of the new Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center

The Memphis Tigers have a new primary home for the men’s basketball program that features a robust offering of amenities and technology combined with student-athlete involvement and fan engagement.

The AECOM-designed Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center is located on the University of Memphis’s Park Avenue campus and includes everything one would expect in a practice facility including a practice gym with a court much larger than the normal size, a locker room, coaches’ offices, and training facilities. The center also includes a commitment to donor and VIP cultivation, a public Hall of Traditions, academic support for multiple teams, and enhanced technology and connectivity throughout the building.

 

The new practice court at the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball CenterInterior basketball court in the new Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center.

 

The public Hall of Traditions provides Tigers fans a look back on the history of the program and includes artifacts and keepsakes from the various eras of Memphis basketball. The hall includes space for future awards and championships.

Hydrotherapy equipment, hot and cold tubs, a sauna, and expanded taping stations are featured in various training areas throughout the facility. An academic support area serves as a hub for several sports on the Park Avenue campus and helps reduce time demands on student-athletes.

The Build Team also included Burr & Cole Engineering, Advent, Diversified, and Farris Bobango Branan PLC.

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