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Northwestern's renovation of Welsh-Ryan Arena will include a state-of-the-art practice facility for basketball, volleyball and other Wildcats programs.

The enhancement is possible thanks in large part to a gift of $20 million from University trustee and alumnus Howard J. Trienens. In recognition of his continuing generosity, the facility will be named the Trienens Performance Center.

The Trienens Performance Center will feature a fieldhouse with three courts constructed inside the existing Trienens Hall, adjacent to Welsh-Ryan Arena. The facility will allow for construction of larger team locker rooms inside the Arena for men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball. It also will include:

  • Best-in-class athletic training and rehabilitation amenities

  • Ultramodern strength and conditioning facilities

  • Team meeting rooms with advanced teaching technologies

  • Expanded performance nutrition hub

  • Offices for men's and women's basketball

  • Staff locker rooms

“The Trienens Performance Center is a game changer for the development of our student-athletes. What was already a dramatic transformation for our Wildcats now has been elevated even further.”
Sullivan-Ubben Head Men's Basketball Coach Chris Collins