The state-of-the-art Puskar Athletic Center gives the West Virginia University football team a home base fit for the pros. Spanning 85,700GSF, the expansion has completely revolutionized the student-athlete experience at the University. A fully outfitted locker room allows for the perfect pregame, giving athletes access to connect their cellphones to the speaker system via Bluetooth and set the lights & video wall to “game mode” with the help of a touch panel.
Accompanying the 4 end caps of the lockers are 4 LED video walls, showcasing content during game days and recruiting events. Athlete’s lockers are topped off with 43” LED screens that can be personalized to each athlete. Post-game, the team can review game play videos both in the locker room and in either of the large team meeting rooms. Ceiling speakers throughout the room provide audio feedback from the projected material and a wireless microphone. All technology in the large meeting rooms is easily controlled with a touch panel.
On game days, fans are greeted with the West Virginia University Hall of Traditions, featuring a massive video wall. Fans can interact with two giant touch screen displays alongside an interactive timeline exhibit activated by pressing down on the provided footballs. The main entrance features an LED video wall which showcases photos and videos from games past.
An athletic training room with a hydrotherapy center, an academic center, a student-athlete lounge, coach offices, and an equipment room are also included. All these elements come together to create a high-tech, interactive center for the students, athletes, faculty, and fans, completing this mission for the University.