INSIDE THE LIONS: Follow the Construction of New Annex
Construction of newest addition to the family of facilities for LMU Athletics, the Gersten Annex, on target.
Oct. 6, 2010
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The newest addition to the family of facilities for the LMU Athletics Department, the Gersten Annex, has made huge strides toward completion and remains on target to be open for business in late spring of 2011. The Gersten Annex, which saw construction begin in April, will house a state-of-the-art weight training room, four locker rooms, facility operations area including a laundry room, athletics' ticket center, executive conference rooms and offices.
The 16,000-square foot facility will be located between Albert Gersten Pavilion and Sullivan Field, and will bring much needed space to the more than 425 student-athletes who participate on one of the 21 varsity athletic teams at LMU.
Fans can follow construction on LMULions.com through its Photo Galleries. Over the past six months, the project went from stakes to a structure, and fans can follow the progress.
The main piece of the building will be the new weight training facility. Named by the Chad and Ginni Dreier Family, the weight room will be more than 4,000-square feet and will be one of the top training facilities in the West Coast Conference. In addition to the weight room, there will be locker room facilities for baseball, softball, women's soccer and men's soccer.
Also within the building will be the new LMU Ticket Office, a pair of executive conference rooms and office space for the strength and conditioning coaches and for the athletic facility operations staff. The ADG Fraternity has named the larger of the two conference rooms, which will overlook Sullivan Field.
The $3.85 million Annex project is just the latest piece in a move to improve the facilities the past 10 years. A timeline of the LMU Athletics' facility enhancement the past 10 years:
|2009||Gersten Pavilion: State-of-the-Art Floor Replacement/Renovation|
|2008||Leavey Center (Coaches' Offices) Allocation and Renovation|
|Sullivan Field: Bleacher Renovation and Installation of New Turf|
|2007||Construction of LMU Baseball Batting Cage|
|LMU Tennis Center: Installation of New Scoreboard|
|2006||Construction of Smith Field - Home to LMU Softball|
|Construction of Higgins Short Game Center - Home to LMU Men's Golf|
|Sullivan Field: Installation of New Scoreboard|
|2004||Construction of Pride Park at Page Stadium|
|2003||Construction of Morris A. Pivaroff and George P. Kading Tournament Court at LMU Tennis Center|
|2002||Construction of Jane Browne Bove Boathouse|
|Gersten Pavilion: Lighting Renovation|
|Burns Aquatics Center: Installation of New Scoreboard|
|2001||Page Stadium: Installation of Mikos Blue Monster|
|Gersten Pavilion: Installation of New Scorebaords/LionVision Videoboard|
|Sullivan Field: Installation of Permanent Bleacher Seating|
|2000||Construction of Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center|
Many areas within the new facility can still be named and funds are still needed. For more information on how to be a part of the Lions' future, contact Brian Luft at (310) 338-7853.
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