West Virginia University, seeking to bolster its nationally-ranked athletic programs and provide flexible practice space for a number of University student and athletic programs, asked RATIO to design a new indoor practice facility on its Morgantown, WV, main campus.
The Caperton Indoor Practice Facility provides indoor training space for West Virginia University’s football, soccer, softball, and baseball teams, and the WVU marching band. The facility includes a shortened football field, training room and managers’ offices. The majority of the building’s exterior is colored ribbed, split-face, and smooth-face concrete masonry units that accent the facility’s structural engineering.
In addition to the new practice facility, RATIO also designed a new Women’s Gymnastics Training Facility. The structure’s steel roof trusses span approximately 100 feet, allowing for a free open area of 12,000 sq. ft. for the layout of gymnastic apparatus and a large cushioned dance floor.