- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Maryland unveiled plans Tuesday for a $36 million performance facility, hoping it will a be “catalyst for positive growth” for the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The Terrapins were one of two schools in the “Power Five” conferences and only Big Ten institution to not have a separate building for basketball practices.

The addition of a performance center will have an immeasurable impact on our basketball program as we strive to provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes,” Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement on the school’s web site. “The facility will upgrade nearly every facet of our program, further elevating our status in the national basketball landscape.

The facility will feature two separate practice courts, locker rooms with “spacious lounges,” state-of-the-art training equipment, private coaches and administration offices and an expansive lobby highlighting Terrapins basketball history. The building will have player and coaches’ access to the adjacent XFinity Center.

 



This training facility will keep both our basketball programs ahead of the curve and at the top of their games,” Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese said in a statement. “We always strive to be the best and this facility will represent that. In my 17 years at Maryland, the support we’ve received is incredible and I know our fans will love seeing our programs work out of the best facility in the country.

 

Through private funds, the school has reportedly raised $19 million for the project, which does not have a scheduled completion date.

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