Transforming the PLEX
The work on the Merillat Complex & Fieldhouse (PLEX) is underway! This $18.7 million expansion and redesign is going to be a gamechanger that will bring a spotlight to HU’s athletic programs.
“The renovation and expansion of the PLEX is a transformative project for HU on many levels,” said Dr. Russ Degitz, chief operating officer at Huntington University. “This 90,000+ square foot facility will now afford more opportunities for our students and the community to engage and enjoy events and activities in a first-class venue.”
New and improved features include:
- 3 large arena and gym spaces
- substantially expanded weight and cardio areas
- new large entry lobby
- hospitality suites
- a pro shop
- a hall of fame, and
- larger classrooms
With a third of HU’s student population involved in athletics, this investment in the PLEX will make a major impact.
“When it was built, the PLEX was state-of-the-art, but time has taken its toll, and this is our chance to, once again, make this space a showstopper,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “With so much of our student population accessing the PLEX for athletics and physical exercise and with the draw that Forester athletics have within the community, it’s time to make the most trafficked building on campus shine again.”
And shine it will. In the upcoming months, campus guests will see construction begin that will impact nearly every space within the current PLEX footprint and transformative changes to the surrounding grounds.