Media tours for WFU’s new sports center and basketball complex

An exterior view of the new Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Wake Forest invites media to tour the University’s new Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex on Tuesday, Sept. 10, following Coach Dave Clawson’s regular weekly press conference in the Rovere Room in the Miller Center.

Two preview tours will be offered, a broadcast media tour at 12:15 p.m. and a tour for print/online media at 12:45 p.m. Student-athletes and coaches will be available for interviews during the tour.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held outside of the Sutton Sports Performance Center at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. Media are welcome to attend the event.

The four-level, 87,000 square-foot Sutton Sports Performance Center is connected to McCreary Field House on the Reynolda Campus and includes:

  • More than 10,000 square feet of dedicated strength and conditioning facilities for football;
  • Strength and conditioning space for men’s and women’s soccer, track & field, men’s and women’s golf, field hockey and volleyball;
  • Convenient access to sports science technology for evaluation and performance metrics;
  • More than 1,500 square feet of customized space for a nutrition area;
  • Enhanced sports medicine and training resources, including an expanded hydrotherapy area.

The Shah Basketball Complex, connected to both the Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Miller Center is a $12 million project that enables the men’s and women’s basketball programs to avoid scheduling issues that have made sharing one facility challenging. The Complex features:

  • More than 40,000 square feet dedicated solely to Wake Forest Basketball
  • An additional regulation court with seven goals dedicated to the men’s basketball team;
  • 6,000 square feet of dedicated strength and conditioning for men’s and women’s basketball; and
  • Easy access to basketball sports medicine facilities, including a cryotherapy chamber.

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