October 28, 2015
Last week, the VCU men’s and women’s basketball teams moved into their new home. Gone are the days when they had to practice in a non-air conditioned gym. Today they have what is one of the finest practice facilities in the country.
The VCU Basketball Development Center cost $25 million and has every feature imaginable. There are two practice courts, theaters, weight room, hydrotherapy room, kitchen, players’ lounges, and coaches’ offices.
“This building has all the comforts of home, for the coaches and the student-athletes,” VCU director of facilities and Siegel Center operations Tim Lampe told Tim Pearrell of the Richmond Times Dispatch. “For a recruit to come in and see the ‘wow factor,’ you see the building. Then you walk into the lobby and there’s another ‘wow factor.’ Then you go to the courts and go up in the team lounge and in the locker rooms — every turn it’s a ‘wow.’ You saw all the (pictures on the walls). We tell a great story in this building about both programs.”
It took a couple of years of playing and building, but VCU basketball has a new home – a home fitting for one of the nation’s top basketball programs.
VCU joins Duke, Wisconsin, and Georgetown in the Championship Rounds of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Nov. 20 & 22 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/1T10Bfn
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