Merillat Complex (PLEX)
HU recently completed $1.5 million in projects at the PLEX. These include: new bleachers in the gymnasium, replacement of outdoor track, new weight training and physical fitness equipment, upgrades to exercise and weight-training rooms, and improvements to the soccer complex (i.e. new dugouts, press box, and drainage system).
Merillat Complex Facilities Task Force has initiated another $2.9 million multi-phase renovation
for the Merillat Complex. After careful consideration of program/student
needs, a new auxiliary gym was designated for the space that once housed the
swimming pool in the Merillat Complex (PLEX). This space will include a
hardwood gym floor that will be lined for basketball and volleyball. The
basketball court dimensions will be 50' x 84' (regulation high school) and limited
seating will be available as well. Much needed storage will be placed at the
north end of the auxiliary gym and a few outside windows will be installed to
allow for natural lighting. In addition to meeting the needs of intercollegiate
athletics, aerobic and other types of movement classes will also benefit from
another hardwood floor.
The expanding demands of a growing student body – coupled with the in-season and pre-season requirements of our intercollegiate teams – place incredible pressure on this outdated facility. These improvements will strengthen recruiting efforts and enable faculty, staff, and community members to take full advantage of University resources for health and fitness.
Roush House Welcome Center
Plans are underway to renovate this hidden gem on our campus into a potential admissions and alumni Welcome Center.