Wright Construction Group completed the new 11,000-square-foot expansion and 13,000-square-foot renovation of the Florida Gulf Coast University Alico Arena. These upgrades will bring the 15-year-old facility to the level of other Division One programs.
The focus of the new construction included a new academic center and expanded sports medicine area on the first floor of the existing arena.
The academic center provides individual tutoring rooms, offices for academic staff, banks of seats for computer stations and an open central study area. The study area boasts an elevated ceiling and curved window wall, encouraging FGCU’s nearly 250 student-athletes to spend time on academics. The sports medicine area is now five times bigger, with two in-ground hydrotherapy tubs, exam and treatment rooms, offices and meeting spaces.
Expansive coaches’ offices are also available on opposite corners of the new third-floor basketball wing, both overlooking Swanson Stadium. Additionally, assistant coaches now have individual offices, and the centerpiece of the new wing is a 24-seat, state-of-the-art, theater-style film room.
“We are always excited to help the FGCU Athletics Program be a success, and this project makes huge leaps in providing FGCU athletes and coaches with a premiere athletic facility,” said Fred Edman, President of Wright Construction Group.