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The Clarion \ May 21,2020
An aerial view of construction on the new BC athletics field house on the Brevard College campus. The new field house will include offices, classroom and
meeting space, and locker room facilities for student-athletes in five team sports. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2020 semester. For a short
video showing the construction of the facility, visit www.voutube.com/watch?v=aMxBbOxtkHw.
Field house construction underway
The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted
in-person gatherings on the Brevard College
campus, but it is not slowing planned changes on
campus, which includes construction for a new,
state-of-the-art athletics field house.
The 10,375 square foot field house will provide
locker room, offices, storage and meeting space
for five Brevard College sports as well as
classrooms and a laboratory for the college’s
Exercise Science program.
“The addition of our new field house is the
latest example of the growth at Brevard College,”
BC President David C. Joyce said. “This new,
state-of-the-art facility will be a major benefit
for our student-athletes while also providing
valuable classroom and meeting space. We
are proud to offer this new resource to our
exceptional student-athletes at Brevard College.”
The BC football, baseball, softball, men’s
soccer and women’s soccer teams will all have
locker rooms in the new field house, which is
conveniently located next to Ives-Lemel Family
Field on campus. The field house is set to be
complete by the start of the 2020 fall semester.
The building of the field house also corresponds
with the start of an expansion of Ives-Lemel
Family Field, which will allow for the Tornado
football team to play games on the Brevard
College campus.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide these
major facility upgrades for Tornado student-
athletes,” director of athletics Myranda Nash
said. “The addition of the field house is an
important piece as we continue to build
championship programs at Brevard College.
Moreover, we are excited to start the expansion
of Ives-Lemel Family Field and in turn bring the
Tornado football program on campus.”
In addition to the locker rooms, the field house
will also house a football equipment room, an
athletic training room and a laundry facility. Five
offices for football coaches as well as offices
for men’s soccer, women’s soccer and softball
coaches are also part of the building’s design.
Additionally, there is ample space for team
meetings and film sessions.
The classrooms and new exercise physiology
laboratory will enhance the Exercise Science
program at Brevard College, providing students
with an ideal location for experiential learning.
The program provides engaging assignments,
in-class activities, skills and knowledge in
physiological testing both in a laboratory
and field setting, as well as field experience
and internships to ensure its majors have the
knowledge and skills necessary for immediate
employment following graduation
Brevard College Exercise Science majors
can choose a Bachelor of Arts (for future
coaches, personal trainers and teachers) or
a Bachelor of Science (for future physical
and occupational therapists, athletic trainers,
strength and conditioning coaches, researchers,
and other exercise science professions). A minor
in Coaching and a minor in Exercise Science
are also available as part of Brevard College’s
Exercise Science program.
Plans for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony
for the new field house and the expanded Ives-
Lemel Family Field will be announced at a
later date.
    

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