WSU Athletics to Construct $2.1M Athletic Center in Detroit


Detroit’s Wayne State University department of athletics has announced the building of a new Athletic Performance Center (APC). The $2.1 million facility will be located between the Matthaei Building and a new softball complex, and will feature a host of upgrades. 

Ruben Mendoza, WSU’s head strength and conditioning coach, says the APC and its updated equipment will help athletes “achieve optimal athletic performance.” An upgrade from the current 3,200-square-foot facility, the APC will feature eight duel racks, 16 inlayed platforms, eight stand-alone half racks, plate loaded machines, cardio areas, offices, and a conference room. There will also be a hydration and nutrition station for student athletes.

“The Athletic Performance Center will provide our student-athletes with the latest equipment and conditioning apparatus to prepare our teams for intercollegiate athletic competition,” adds Rob Fournier, WSU’s athletic director.

“The 11,000 square feet of space will benefit both our men’s and women’s teams as we can maximize athletic efficiency and development.  To consistently win and be successful at the highest levels of NCAA play we need the resources to advance the training and preparation of our student-athletes.  This new stand-alone center accomplishes that objective.”

Construction is slated for completion by the end of the year.