The Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center officially opened on Sunday. The $16.5 million temperature controlled facility features an indoor field, support space for a weight room, training room and video, and bay door access to two practice fields.
Cole and Jeannie Davis, renown University of Arizona supporters over the years, committed $8 million towards the construction of the facility. The spacious, climate-controlled multipurpose facility will be used for training and conditioning for a variety of athletic programs, and will also serve as a game-day hospitality area.
In an interview with UA News, Cole Davis said, “What we love about our community and the University of Arizona is the people. Our passion in Tucson is helping young men and women aspire for greatness and achieve their dreams. Student-athletes at Arizona compete at the highest levels as part of a team, strive for success in the classroom and aim to make a difference in our community. We want to make a positive impact on the experience of all the exceptional student-athletes at this great university as they pursue their dreams and become future leaders.”
A majority of the work done at the sports center was completed by local contractors according to UA Athletic Director Dave Heeke. He said, “It’s also a key element to our football program. Having an indoor practice facility connected to our outdoor, right here in the footprint. The investment in our football program is critically important for success in the future.”