Sportworks Design provided engineering services that include planning, design, and construction of the new Center for Sport Sciences. The $10.2 million facility serves as the primary home for the Wilmington College Athletic Training program. It offers a hydro training area, recruitment room, classroom space, administrative offices, and a 15,000 SF indoor synthetic turf field. The center is constructed just east of the exiting football and track stadium, directly adjacent to a natural turf field. It acts as an extension of the existing campus athletic amenities.
The 48,000 SF building houses the athletic training program, related academics, and orthopedic and physical therapy services. With its 40-by-40-yard indoor turf field and related athletics amenities, the facility accommodates training for nearly all of the college’s 20 varsity sports teams. The facility can host community health conferences, workshops, and seminars on athletic training and physical therapy for area athletes and the community, including local and adjacent high schools.
The Center for Sport Sciences won the 2016 Citation Award presented by American School and University magazine taking top prize in the Sports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities category. The CSS was also featured in Athletic Business Magazine’s “Architectural Showcase” as one of 61 state-of-the-art facilities in all of athletics for 2016.
Sportworks partnered with MSA Architects for the project and brought significant expertise to the indoor and outdoor portions of synthetic turf in the new sports training facility.