Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., is renovating and expanding its Cheel Campus Center and Arena.
The university says that the project will add more than 30,000 square feet to the facility and modernize the structure, which was built in 1991.
The Cheel Campus Center and Arena has served as Clarkson’s primary student center and is home to the university's hockey program.
The project will be carried out over several construction phases to ensure the space is at least partially functional at all times. The entire facility is expected to be completed before April 1, 2020, and will be among the venues for the Adirondack Global Sports Commission to use in the World University Games in 2023.
The upper level of Cheel will be renovated to add a dedicated space for a Student Professional Development Center, where students will be able to acquire hands-on construction engineering management experience. Cheel’s large conference rooms will be upgraded for more efficient use of the space by our students and community members to host meetings and events.
On the main level, a fitness facility for use by the entire campus community will be built. It will serve about 4,000 students, faculty, and staff. Nearly 50 student-athletes from the men’s and women’s hockey teams will have access to training facilities and fitness equipment on the basement level.