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  • StatusCompleted 2020
  • ArchitectHNTB Corporation


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University of Illinois Football Performance Center – Champaign

Champaign, IL

HNTB CorporationThe 107,650 square foot Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center is the new home for the Fighting Illini football program, including expanded strength and conditioning and sports medicine space, coaches’ offices, position meeting rooms, player development areas, locker rooms, and other areas for recruiting and prospect hosting. This new complex is the largest in the Big Ten Conference and demonstrates an institutional commitment to building, supporting, and sustaining a winning football program. The Center also houses the Levenick Auditorium with sweeping views of the practice fields, a nutrition center with additional fueling stations throughout, a grand lobby displaying Illinois’ football history, and a players’ lounge complete with game room and barber shop.

A unique focal point is the sports medicine hydrotherapy area that consists of five hydrotherapy pools. Features include:

  • 200 sq. ft. Cryotherapy Pool with stair entry
  • 530 sq. ft. Recovery Pool with two stair entries
  • 100 sq. ft. Hydroworx® Hot Plunge Spa with a hydrotherapy bench and jets
  • 100 sq. ft. Hydroworx® Cold Plunge Spa with a hydrotherapy bench and jets
  • 100 sq. ft. Hydroworx® 2000 Series Pool with a moveable floor and underwater treadmill