UW Looks To Expand and Enhance Athletics Facility

Apr 13, 2015

The University of Wyoming is embarking on a fund raising campaign for a 44 million dollar upgrade to its current Athletics Center. 

Called the High Altitude Performance Center, it will provide enhanced facilities including state of the art weight rooms, nutrition, and academic facilities to name a few.  Wyoming Football Coach Craig Bohl said at a news conference that the facility will properly train athletes to peform at 72-hundred feet.  Bohl said it’s a huge step for his program and the University.

“You gotta go for it now and then, you gotta reach out there and go for it, you gotta make a bold move.  And this is what a bold move is.” 

Athletics Director Tom Burman said it will help all UW athletes, not just football players.

  “To give us a chance to do something dramatically different and dramatically aggressive, which is building a world class facility that will allow us to train and develop young men and young women at a level that no one else in the Mountain West Conference has.” 

U-W received its first three million dollar gift from Marian Rochelle.  Officials say they must raise 24 million dollars before they can begin work on the project that will be located next to the north end zone at War Memorial Stadium.