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Jun 02, 2023

Women’s Athletics Facility Expansion Continues – June 2023 Update


Three new Clemson sports teams are getting an upgrade this upcoming year. A new $37 million home will be nestled on the banks of Lake Hartwell for the women’s lacrosse, gymnastics and rowing programs.  

In Feb. 2022, the Clemson University Board of Trustees Finance and Facilities Committee reviewed the plan for the three sports and approved forward movement toward construction on the project. 

The breaking of the ground began in December 2022. The project is to be completed in early 2024, allowing for women’s gymnastics to begin using the facility ahead of their first competitive season and women’s lacrosse to use their facility to host competition for the upcoming season in the spring of 2024. 

Clemson Women’s Lacrosse has recently completed their inaugural season, finishing as one of the country’s top teams. Women’s Gymnastics will begin competition this upcoming season for the 2023-24 academic year. 

The stunning new project overlooks Lake Hartwell, adjacent to the current rowing facility, and creates a vibrant area for student-athletes. Existing trails in the area will be kept intact. 

The development features a new lacrosse stadium, including bleacher seating and artificial turf, and a 9,000 square foot operations complex, including coaches offices, locker rooms, player lounge and other amenities. 

The gymnastics team, with competitions to take place in Littlejohn Coliseum, will call a new 21,000 square foot facility home for day-to-day operations and a full practice facility. Like lacrosse, the gymnastics complex will include a practice gym, offices, locker room, lounge and training room. 

The rowing center will undergo a renovation that updates the training room facility, building infrastructure, and several cosmetic updates.

A new 10,000 square foot training and recovery facility with designated space for sports science, nutrition and sports medicine will be constructed to serve the three programs adjacent to their facilities. 

Clemson Athletics and IPTAY are committed to providing a world-class student-athlete experience. Through IPTAY and Clemson Athletics, the Her Hear Roar Campaign supplemented funding toward recently completed women’s sports facility investments, including a McWhorter Softball Stadium, the Duckworth Family Tennis Center, Soccer Operations Complex, renovated Littlejohn Coliseum and a new banked track and expansion at the golf facility. 

Those interested in learning more about how to support the Hear Her Roar campaign and naming opportunities within the new facilities can visit this site or reach out to Lauren Gaulin at IPTAY at