June 25, 2004
The most ambitious aspect of the master plan is the completion of the north side of the beautiful University Center, which houses the Moore Athletic Center.
In addition to serving the administrative needs of the Florida State athletic department, the Moore Center is the hub of life for FSU’s 400-plus student-athletes. It is where they spend the majority of their time with weight training, medical services, study halls, counseling and dining.
Built in the 1950s as a football field house, the original infrastructure of the athletic center plumbing, sewage, air-conditioning, etc. has become inadequate to the demands placed upon it by far more student-athletes and staff than it was designed for.
The building will be designed to match the rest of the University Center and replace current Moore building.
The plans for the new building will include brand new infrastructure, more efficient floor plan and room for growth.
The proposed facility will allocate space for FSU athletic trainers curriculum as well as providing a studio for the FSU Communications students who gain hands-on experience producing work for Seminole athletics and other users. All 400+ student athletes use the same 15,000 square foot training and rehab area.
The design includes an expanded facility for FSU’s innovative leadership and student development office along with more than 8,000 square feet of tutorial space that will free up academic space in another area of campus. A multi-purpose theatre for team meetings, press conferences, symposiums, conferences and tutoring is also included in the plan as well as a spacious weight-training complex, capable of handling the diverse needs of the many men’s and women’s sports.