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University of Louisville to build residence hall to house basketball teams

Nov. 3, 2020
The 128-bed Southeast Corridor Residence Hall will cost about $23.5 million.

The University of Louisville plans to construct a new residence hall to house the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the women's lacrosse team and other students.

The university says the 128-bed Southeast Corridor Residence Hall will cost about $23.5 million.

“The location of the dorm will provide our men’s and women’s basketball teams and our women’s lacrosse team easy access to their primary athletic facility, the Planet Fitness Kueber Center, directly across Floyd street," says said Vince Tyra, the university's director of athletics. "It will be a trophy facility that exudes progress on campus as much as in athletics.”

The residence hall will be connected to the Planet Fitness Kueber Center by a skywalk. It will house a mixture of student-athletes and non-student athletes so that Louisville meets  the NCAA requirement of having no more than 50% of the beds being occupied by student-athletes.

The residence hall also will serve as a Living Learning Community for sophomore and above Sport Administration majors It will have a full-time live-in hall director and three resident assistants.

The project will be a partnership among the university's athletics department, campus housing and a third-party developer consisting of Buffalo Construction and Larry Gough.

The building is slated to open in fall 2022

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