UMass JFK Champions Center

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Project: University of Massachusetts John F. Kennedy Champions Center
Color: Limestone #012
Finish: Smooth
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Architect: JCJ Architecture

The John F. Kennedy Champions Center is both striking and welcoming. Designed to make the most of its exquisite site and incredible views, the facility is also a compatible and respectful neighbor to the neighboring campus facilities.

The Champions Center facility houses multiple practice courts for the men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams, and provides a venue for training camps and intramural events. New locker facilities, strength training area, nutritional and multi-purpose area, sports medicine, and coaching offices round out the building’s programs. The facility also includes a legacy hall dedicated to the rich history of basketball in the past as well as for the future.

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