Oregon State University opened the doors to the newly-renovated P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center onTuesday. The $3.64 million privately-funded facility houses the Beavers’ strength and conditioning program for the University’s 500 student-athletes, including football.
“This is a vital facility upgrade for the continued growth of our football program,” Beaver head football coach Jonathan Smith said. “The P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center is crucial to our overall team development and recruiting efforts, and I join our staff in thanking the donors for their generosity.”
Beavers football also tweeted out a look at the new facility.
“The remodel of the P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center was identified as a critical facility enhancement project during the early development of our Strategic Plan,” OSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes said. “On behalf of our entire athletics department, I want to thank our two anonymous donors for making this project a reality.”
Two generous anonymous donors made the renovations possible. The remodeled SPC includes 22 tons of new weights, a Gatorade Fueling Station, fully integrated audio/visual and sound, and an expanded indoor turf field among other amenities.
The previous equipment that was housed in the facility has been donated to OSU’s College of Public Health.
“This facility is the hub for all of our intercollegiate sports programs and provides the flexibility and space for our sports performance staff to enhance their abilities to develop our young men and women for the rigors of athletics competition at this level,” OSU Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance Jeff Macy said. “The new-look P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center creates a place where our student-athletes are motivated and inspired to be the best they can be while competing for championships.”
The $16 million performance center originally opened in May 2008.
“The SPC upgrades are a huge asset for all of the intercollegiate sports programs at Oregon State,” Beaver women’s softball head coach Laura Berg said. “There is no question that this facility is a game-changer for current and potential future student-athletes during the recruiting process.”