Wofford College to build new indoor stadium

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Wofford College announced that its plans to build the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium, which will house a new basketball/volleyball arena, locker rooms and other facilities.

The facility will be adjacent to the north end of Gibbs Stadium.The 92,000-square-foot facility will include a 3,400-seat basketball arena and a 500-seat volleyball competition venue.

A gift was provided by Wofford alumnus and trustee Jerry Richardson 59 to fund the facility, which will replace Benjamin Johnson Arena.

The Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium will serve as the home for women’s basketball, men’s basketball and volleyball. The stadium will have a seating capacity for non-athletics functions of 4,500. It will include home and visitor lockers for multiple sports, a state-of-the-art training room, coaches’ offices and locker rooms and team meeting rooms.

Construction on the facility begins in the fall of 2015, with the opening date slated for September 2017.