Campus News

August 2, 2010

Emory athletic facilities to undergo major renovations

Construction equipment invades the Woodruff P.E. Center as the outdoor track and the Madeleine Jude Brown Aquatic Center get major face-lifts in time for this academic year.

Track improvements
Weinbel Sports Corporation, which installed the original track in 1983, will install a new track surface formulated with plant-derived resins.

New subsurface drainage will prevent the pooling of water on the turns and on the apron. An extension on the track’s west side will allow for sprints to be run in either direction.

Athletic Director Tim Downes says that with track meets and practices “as well as extensive recreational use, the track facility is one of the most popular spaces in the WoodPEC.”

Pool upgrades
Water Works of Atlanta will replace all deck tile at WoodPEC’s swimming facility with non-slip tiles, repairing and regrouting all in-pool tiles. Underwater lights will be removed, filled with grout, and covered with matching tile.  The bulkhead will get new fiberglass; the gutter system improved; and the in-deck timing system replaced.

An in-deck hot tub will be installed to accommodate divers.

“The pool was built almost 30 years ago, and it is time for an upgrade,” says Jon Howell, head swimming coach.

Visit Emory Athletics to see videos of the work in progress..

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