Cox Fire Awarded JU Basketball Performance Center

JU’s Basketball Performance Center is set to open by the start of the 2021-22 season.

Balfour Beatty announced Oct. 15 that Jacksonville University awarded it the contract to build the $8 million JU Basketball Performance Center that will be home to the men’s and women’s basketball program and daily operations.

Balfour Beatty said the center, at the 2800 University Blvd. N. campus, will provide a home for student-athletes, enhance the university’s ability to recruit quality individuals and allow students to be better prepared academically and athletically.

The two-story, 26,000-square-foot practice facility will feature coaching staff offices; weight room and training room facilities; and a full court and a half of playing surface to serve as the new practice venue for athletic programming. 

The center will be built next to JU’s Historic Swisher Gymnasium and is set to open before the start of the 2021-22 season.. 

The center is designed by Quinn Evans Architects.