Project Cost - $13.3 million
The new 3,000-seat athletic and event center, with 74,840 square feet and an estimated construction cost of $13.3 million, will feature three basketball courts, a six-lane bowling alley and a fitness center, which will include machines as well as a free weight area, esports arena, golf pro shop, banquet room, outdoor patio, offices and a training room. It also will include concessions, an alumni suite and the Trine University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The new center will host Trine men’s and women’s basketball games.
Zollner Golf Course will remain open during construction. Read more.
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Competition begins in fall 2017
Trine University will launch an esports program beginning in the fall of 2017. Esports events involve competitive multiplayer online video gaming. Trine has named Alex Goplin, who currently serves as an assistant director of admission, as its director of esports.
Trine University’s team will begin competition with Riot Games’ League of Legends, and add teams in Counterstrike, Hearthstone, Dota 2 and Heroes of the Storm. Following the use of a temporary facility for 2017-18, the university is planning for a state-of-the-art esports facility to be located in the new, multimillion-dollar MTI Center when it opens in 2018.