The expansion of the Stanley J. Marshall Center includes practice facilities for women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and wrestling. Phase I will house approximately 27,000 SF of basketball practice gyms including support space and two separate gyms, each with a full sized NCAA basketball court and two high school length cross courts for added versatility. Volleyball will continue to practice on the main arena floor, but these new courts will be equipped to facilitate volleyball practice as well. A future phase will also include approximately 15,000 SF of space for the wrestling program. These new additions will provide more flexibility in scheduling practices for all sports and allow the overall facility to function more efficiently.
In additional future phases, the current competition space within Frost Arena will receive numerous modifications to improve the fan experience including reconfiguring the bowl to enhance site lines, VIP box seating, club seating, and an enlarged concourse with amenities and a new main entrance. The renovations will also provide upgrades for sports medicine, locker facilities, administrative areas, and event support space. Additional renovations are required to address items such as insufficient space for restrooms and concessions stands as well as building maintenance and repairs. Building maintenance and repair includes plumbing system upgrades, installation of a fire suppression system, electrical power upgrades, replacement of arena flooring, replacement of mezzanine flooring, ventilation modifications, and utilities upgrades.