In early 2009, SBEC was selected by the University of Colorado at Boulder and Sink Combs Dethlefs to provide mechanical design services for the 32,700 GSF addition to the Coors Event Center (CEC) and the renovation of an additional area of approximately 3,000 GSF within the CEC for the Women’s Basketball locker rooms and related student/athlete support spaces.
The new indoor basketball/volleyball practice facility provided an opportunity to upgrade the Coors Events Center (CEC) with improved amenities, enhancing its flexibility for uses both within the athletics realm and outside it. The new facility provided greater scheduling flexibility for campus and community events at CEC.
Operationally, the CEC will significantly enhance the development of the dedicated practice spaces, additional storage and the ability to renovate the very limited event level spaces to better serve event operations.
The CEC addition was designed to house permanent basketball and volleyball athletics practice facilities and related student/athlete support facilities and consists of two new NCAA regulation size (50’ x 94’) basketball practice floors, to be shared by the men’s and women’s basketball programs and women’s volleyball program. Other spaces include, state-of-the-art locker rooms, coaches offices, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, circulation corridor attachment to the existing CEC, new general storage and loading / staging area for CEC, a lobby/reception area and mechanical space.