CLEMSON, S.C. – This past February, the Clemson University Board of Trustees gave Phase I approval on a plan for a new state-of-the-art performance and wellness center for Clemson’s student-athletes, as well as upgrades to the existing volleyball facilities and renovation to the Jervey Athletic Center.
Renovations to the gym include the raising of the roof, as well as a new locker room, lounge and meeting areas for Clemson’s volleyball program, and major improvements to the gameday experience with new access, restrooms and concessions areas. Their hub would also be centrally located to many of their most commonly used performance spaces. In all, the renovation phase of the project would re-allocate more than 14,000 square feet of space.
Construction would commence upon Phase II Board and State approval, with the goal of a start in late fall 2023 and ready for use by student-athletes for the 2024-25 athletic seasons. The new 50,000-square-foot facility, to be located south of Jervey Gym, would be the new day-to-day home for Clemson’s sports medicine, strength and conditioning, nutrition and applied science departments. The existing Jervey Athletic Center was built in 1973, and last underwent major renovations in 1995. The project in total is expected to cost $50 million.
IPTAY is in the midst of an aggressive fundraising campaign to support the new facilities. Those interested in learning more about how to support the project can reach out to Lauren Gaulin at IPTAY at email@example.com.