Utah State University Expands With New Athletics Facility, Extension to Its Business School

Utah State University has had a full summer, with development projects to expand the institution’s facilities breaking ground for a total of around $50 million. Earlier this summer, USU held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new, $9.5 million athletics facility, dubbed the Estes Center. With the prospect of a brand new basketball practice facility and volleyball competition venue, the university has recently announced another groundbreaking ceremony for a new extension to its Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

Launching the latest capital project at Utah State University in Logan, officials broke ground Aug. 26 on a $42 million expansion of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Named for its lead donor, Huntsman Hall will wrap around the south and west sides of the George S. Eccles Business Building. The 117,000-square-foot project will provide 21 classrooms and 21 meeting rooms, as well as excellence centers focused on entrepreneurship, leadership and international business. The start of the business school expansion follows the groundbreaking earlier this summer of Estes Center (at right), a $9.5 million basketball practice and volleyball competition venue. The Standard-Examinerreported that the 32,000-square-foot facility will include a training room, an in-season strength and conditioning area, offices, a locker and film room. It will accommodate 1,400 fans. Completion is scheduled for April 2014.

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