Construction begins on the Wyant athletic and wellness center

Mark Patteson, Contributing Reporter

Students living in the Village at 115 may have noticed that fences, porta-potties and construction trailers appeared in the field between DiSanto Field and Nobby’s Ballpark as workers prepare the future site of Wyant Athletic and Wellness Center for construction. With ground broken in October, the university expects the 24,000-square-foot addition to the North Residential Village and Athletic Complex to open in autumn 2014.

Intended to satisfy a scarcity of athletic resources, the center will most prominently feature a 5,000-square-foot facility for weight and cardiovascular training and general exercise available to all students. In addition to saving North Residential Village students a long trip to work out in Veale Center, it will provide meeting and practice space for varsity football, baseball, softball, track and soccer teams.

The center will also include new locker rooms and coaches’ offices along with athletic training and medical facilities. In addition to serving the university’s varsity teams, the new center will contain multi-purpose areas for use by intramural sports groups and clubs. Beyond athletics, it will offer study space for students and a Varsity Club for alumni, meetings and recruitment.

Named after 1965 Case Institute of Technology alumnus and donor Dr. James Wyant, the athletic center represents the final touches to the North Residential Village and Athletic Complex. Inspired by his time on the cross country team and his coach Bill Sudeck, Wyant’s $4 million gift has already provided for the construction of the Coach Bill Sudeck Track.