Joe Craft Center
The Joe Craft Center, opened in January 2007, is a basketball practice facility and athletics office building attached to Memorial Coliseum on the "Avenue of Champions" at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The 102,000 ft² (9,480 m²) structure contains separate practice courts for the men's and women's basketball programs; support spaces, including coach offices, will be available. The project also includes a ticket office, athletic administration offices and the renovation of 17,500 ft² (1,630 m²) of space in Memorial Coliseum to support requirements from the volleyball, gymnastics and other sports teams.
Construction began in August 2005 on the north side of the Coliseum. The $30 million structure was completed on January 11, 2007 . As a result, Memorial Coliseum has more ample space for volleyball and gymnastics practice and games.
The Joe Craft Center features several state-of-the-art video rooms for game film viewing, separate men's and women's locker rooms and new coaches' offices. It also includes two practice basketball courts.
- UK Athletics Receives Record Gift for Practice Facility, UKAthletics.com
- Joe Craft Center at UK campus guide