Charitable support is needed for four Athletics projects: the Student-Athlete Academic Performance Center, the UCF Baseball Stadium expansion, a new UCF Tennis Center and an expansion to the Bright House Stadium.
Student-Athlete Academic Performance Center — Our Knights excel in the classroom and in competition. They deserve the best educational and competitive experience available. The 24,000-square-foot Student-Athlete Academic Performance Center will include an academic center offering 14 individual tutoring rooms, 12 mentoring rooms, a technology center with 50 computer work stations, 12 office spaces for advisors, a classroom with capacity for 30, a classroom/convocation space with capacity for 200 and a conference room. In addition, the Center for Student Services and Career Advisement will include three career advisement rooms, a resource center/classroom to accommodate 30 people and office space for student services and career advisement.
UCF Baseball Stadium expansion — An expanded and enhanced baseball stadium will help to meet our goal of hosting an NCAA post-season regional and super regional event, as well as increasing the size of our fan base. The baseball stadium expansion project will increase the seating capacity to 3,000+, add premium seating suites and club seating and provide a new and expanded press box, as well as additional restrooms, concessions and family-friendly amenities, including a children’s activity area and concessions.
UCF Tennis Center — Our planned tennis complex includes 12 outdoor courts, six covered courts and a clubhouse with locker rooms for the men’s and women’s tennis programs.
UCF Bright House Stadium expansion — This two-part plan will add additional suites and club suites to the Roth Tower and adding an upper deck on the east side of the stadium, in addition to an open-air club.
A gift to the UCF Libraries is an investment in the future of countless UCF students. The University Libraries has a collection of nearly 2.5 million volumes, including e-books, and welcomes more than 53,000 library users to the John C. Hitt (main) Library, Curriculum Materials Center and Rosen College of Hospitality Library during a typical mid-semester week.
Every part of the university depends on the library; the quality of UCF Libraries is directly related to the level of support it can provide to meet the education and research needs of students and faculty.
Performing Arts Center
Every performer must have a stage. Top-quality facilities will enhance the top-notch talents of UCF’s performing arts students, and set UCF’s programs apart from those at other universities.
Phase Two of the UCF Performing Arts Center will add much-needed performing arts venues to campus. Included will be a 600-seat concert hall, a 263-seat recital/lecture hall, instrument/orchestration and choral rehearsal halls, a 520-seat proscenium theatre and a 225-seat black box theatre. Costume, scene and prop shops and other technical support spaces are included.
These facilities will attract audiences from across Central Florida, immeasurably enriching the creative opportunities for performing arts students.
Phase One of the Performing Arts Center project, which added new academic, studio and rehearsal spaces to campus, as well as locating all music and theatre faculty in a single building, was completed in 2011.