The UMass Athletics department has announced an $8M capital project to create the Jim and Ellen Hunt Indoor Performance Center to support the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs. The current facility will be completely renovated to produce one of the top training centers in the Northeast.
The renovated two-level facility will be managed exclusively by athletics and feature a grand lobby and entrance area that will honor the history of the programs and offer an inviting area for student-athletes, alumni/ae, and recruits. The lower practice level will be covered with a track-specific surface and offer space for jumping and throwing events, along with a sprint straight-away. The second level will feature a running track, along with space for non-impact training. Currently located within the performance center are recently renovated coaches' offices, team locker rooms, and the Peter '78 and Denise '79 Bloom Academic Lounge. Adjacent to the lower level of the performance center is a training pool that will continue to provide additional workout space.
Fundraising for this project is currently ongoing and the athletic department has set a target of June 30, 2023 to reach the $5M goal.
Alums are encouraged to support the project by making a five-year pledge. Signature naming opportunities are available for pledges of $25,000 or more. Those who commit $1,000 or more will have their name listed on the alumni wall in the new facility. Please contact Ryan Boudway (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on naming opportunities or to support this effort.
Project Press Releases:
Dr. Jim & Ellen Hunt Make $2 Million Gift to Support Indoor Performance Center
Alumni Group "The Greys" Makes $2 Million Gift to Support Indoor Performance Center