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Northwestern announces Trienens Performance Center

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It will be part of the Welsh-Ryan Arena renovations taking place after this season.

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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.

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