You should be happy to know changes are coming to the Joe Craft Center, where your beloved Kentucky basketball players hone their skills each and every day.
The UK Board of Trustees is all set to approve a renovation of the men’s basketball locker rooms in their practice facility.
The board meeting’s Friday afternoon agenda reads:
Members, Board of Trustees:
RENOVATE/IMPROVE ATHLETICS FACILITY CAPITAL PROJECT
(JOE CRAFT CENTER LOCKER ROOM)
Recommendation: that the Board of Trustees approve the initiation of the Renovate/Improve
Athletics Facility Capital Project (Joe Craft Center Locker Room).
Background: Pursuant to Administrative Regulation 8:2, any capital project with an estimated cost of $1,000,000 or more must be approved by the Board prior to initiation. The renovation of the men’s basketball locker room in the Joe Craft Center will include numerous enhancements to improve the functionality of the space to better meet the needs of student-athletes.
The project will renovate and improve the existing player locker and shower space, lounge area, and team meeting room into one multi-functional space. The improvements also will include a supplementation and nutrition fueling station, as well as a hydration station. It is anticipated that other renovations will occur in the near future in this and other facilities, benefitting student-athletes across a variety of sports.
The scope of this project is not expected to exceed $5,000,000 and will be funded with private
funds. The project has been authorized by the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
Key points: Changes coming to locker and shower space, the lounge and meeting rooms; the project is not expected to exceed $5 million; it will be privately funded.
The entire renovation is expected to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 million in American dollars.
(Note: Earlier I said the renovation was to the Wildcat Coal Lodge but I’m an idiot and fully admit that so let’s pretend that never happened. Thank you. As you were.)