After downsizing plans, Marquette officials say the new facility site will be located near the southwest corner of West Wells Street and North 12th Street, across from the Al McGuire Center and just north of Zilber Hall.
Marquette officials tell the Milwaukee Business Journal that during the university’s recent master planning process, the 12th and Wells location “was identified as a high impact parcel for the campus.”
“This new location is smarter and more convenient for our student-athletes, faculty and staff that will be housed in the (Athletic Performance Research Center),” president Michael Lovell said. “While the location has changed, our vision to advance our mission through innovative sports and human performance research remains unchanged.”
The facility will be built in phases under a long-term master plan, the university said. The first phase will include space for faculty researchers; locker rooms and support space for the lacrosse programs and golf team; strength and conditioning spaces for the athletic department; and a centralized core of laboratories for conducting human performance research.