Northwestern Athletics has announced a state-of-the-art Trienens Performance Center for basketball, volleyball and other programs as part of the Welsh-Ryan Arena renovations.
The project is being funded mainly by a $20 million donation from Howard J. Trienens, a Northwestern alumnus and member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees.
Per the release:
“The Trienens Performance Center will feature a fieldhouse with three courts constructed inside the existing Trienens Hall, adjacent to Welsh-Ryan Arena. The facility will allow for construction of larger team locker rooms inside the Arena for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball. It also will include:
- Best-in-class athletic training and rehabilitation amenities
- Ultramodern strength and conditioning facilities
- Team meeting rooms with advanced teaching technologies
- Expanded performance nutrition hub
- Offices for men’s and women’s basketball
- Staff locker rooms”
Added men’s head coach Chris Collins:
“The Trienens Performance Center is a game changer for the development of our student-athletes. What was already a dramatic transformation for our Wildcats now has been elevated even further.”
Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim Phillips will be made available tonight ahead of Northwestern’s game against Illinois.