CPPI Hosts Topping Out Celebration at UF Lacrosse & Soccer Improvements Project
Gainesville, Fla. – A beam went from blank steel to a sturdy autograph collection Friday as University Athletic Association coaches and administrations joined Level Architecture and Charles Perry Partners staff to celebrate the topping out of the Gator Soccer and Lacrosse Team Building at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
The signature-filled beam will be added to the site as construction continues with an expected competition date in March 2022.
“We talk about creating a championship experience with integrity and usually when you get a chance for a construction project, it impacts one of our 21 sports,” UF Athletics Director Scott Stricklin said. “This is a unique project where you actually are enhancing two sports. It’s going to have a huge impact on both our lacrosse and soccer programs.”
Gator Coaches Said:
“An amazing space for Gators soccer is coming soon. The team and coaches are excited for this spring when the locker room, video area, sports medicine, team lounge and more will be ready for the Gators.”
Florida Head Coach Tony Amato
“We already had one of the nation’s top collegiate lacrosse facilities so this project brings even more to Gator lacrosse. The enhancements and additions will certainly be a benefit for our team and staff. ”
Florida Head Coach Amanda O’Leary
About Gator Soccer / Lacrosse Building Expansion
This expansion of the current building includes completely new team spaces for Gator soccer and upgrades to current Gator lacrosse areas.
The project renovates 2,000 square footage of the current facility and adds 13,800 gross square feet to the existing facility. Both Gator soccer and lacrosse spaces will provide all that is needed before the teams step outside the building to train or compete at Dizney Stadium.
The space adds:
- Gator soccer locker room
- Gator soccer and lacrosse coaches offices
- Conference space
- Equipment rooms
- Film rooms
- Sports medicine and hydrotherapy areas
- Team lounges
- Shared lobby
The project also includes enhancements to locker and training areas for Gator lacrosse, visiting and official team locker rooms, lacrosse equipment and conference rooms.
Project Budget: $7.4 Million
Architect: Level Architecture
Contractor: Charles Perry Partners Inc.
Ranked one of Engineering News-Record’s 2021 “Top Contractors,” Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of the Southeast’s largest privately held construction firms. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI performs a wide range of design-build, construction management and general contracting services, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.