University of Arkansas at Little Rock Athletics has announced a major renovation to the Trojan Fieldhouse, one of the original athletic facilities constructed in 1969.
The $725,000 project will be funded in part through a generous private donation from the Donaghey Foundation as the fieldhouse will be renamed the Donaghey Athletic Center. The project will provide much needed enhancements while updating areas utilized by Little Rock student-athletes.
“The renovation to the Donaghey Athletic Center will provide expanded opportunities for our student-athletes,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque. “This project is crucial to our future success and will aid our coaches in recruiting and competing for championships. We are grateful to the Donaghey Foundation for their generous support in helping us continue to enhance the experience for the Little Rock Trojans and giving our coaches a first-class facility in which to work.”
Located inside the Donaghey Student Center, the Donaghey Athletic Center houses coaching offices, locker room and training facilities and support services for the Trojan swimming and diving, soccer, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s track and field/cross country programs. It also houses the Aquatic Center, the home pool for the Trojan swimming and diving team.
The renovations will provide Trojan student-athletes with an updated weight room and athletic training area, as well as the addition of a nutrition center. It will also provide a complete remodeling of coaching and administrative offices as well as locker rooms and common areas.
Enhancements will begin in August with the entire projected expected to be completed by December.