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University of Wyoming Plans for New Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center

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University of Wyoming Plans for New Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center




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The University of Wyoming broke ground on the Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center (HAPC). The HAPC will be one of the pre-eminent athletic facilities in the country, adding 71,000 square feet of new space and expanding the current Curtis and Marian Rochelle Athletics Center to over 118,000 square feet.


The new facility will focus on the unique advantages of training at an altitude of 7,220 feet. From strength and conditioning training, to nutrition, to recovery and rehabilitation services following injuries, the HAPC will serve the needs of all of Wyoming’s 400 student-athletes.

The facility’s design will stay true to the architectural tradition of iconic sandstone buildings featured throughout the UW campus.

Located just beyond the north end zone, the High Altitude Performance Center will enhance the aesthetics of War Memorial Stadium. Due to its location, the HAPC will be highly visible for national television audiences. It will show the commitment that the state of Wyoming has in ensuring Wyoming Athletics continues to successfully compete at the NCAA Division I level -- the highest level of competition in college sports.

The ground level of the HAPC will house both an Olympic sport weight-training area and a separate strength and conditioning center for the Cowboy football team that will overlook Jonah Field. Also on the first floor will be a sports medicine area that will nearly double the size of its previous space, allowing for more effective and efficient treatment of UW student-athletes. The football locker room, like the football strength and conditioning area, will overlook the field and will include a player lounge.

The second floor will include an expansive academic center to house academic counselors, tutoring areas and a computer lab, as well as enhanced and renovated football offices, meeting rooms, a new recruiting lounge and the nutrition center/training table. The theater-style team meeting room will span both the first and second floors.

Construction on the project will begin after the conclusion of the 2016 Cowboy football season. It is estimated that the project will take 18-20 months to complete.