The College of the Holy Cross Athletic Facilities Master Plan

The College of the Holy Cross Athletic Facilities Master Plan
Holy Cross has a rich athletic history and a tradition of high student participation. The age and condition of its athletic facilities present new challenges for upholding these important facets of student life.
"Joel and SportsPLAN Studio have done an excellent job of helping us to explore these important and challenging planning issues. We gave then very little time to consider a lot of options, yet they always provided thorough analysis and quick response."
- Frank Vellaccio,
Senior Vice President The College of the Holy Cross addressing President’s Cabinet

To guide the athletic and recreational aspects of its comprehensive master plan update, the College of the Holy Cross selected SportsPLAN Studio in September of 2006 to work with Dober, Lidsky, Craig and Associates. The scope of our work included a series of workshops and facility planning sessions with the coaches and staff of the Athletic Department, the Office of Student Life and with representatives of the student body.

In just four months, SportsPLAN Studio prepared programs of space requirements, conceptual designs and estimates of project cost for 29 different projects or variations.

For the preferred schemes including additions and renovation of the Hart Center and the old field house, SportsPLAN Studio prepared three-dimensional computer models to illustrate issues of architectural massing and style.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

Convocation Center/Arena
2,000 Seat Ice Hockey Arena
Field House with 200M Track and Tennis
New Basketball Practice Gym
New Athletic Strength and Conditioning
New Sports Medicine Center
New and Expanded Athletic Locker Rooms
Student Recreation Improvements
Softball Field Improvements
Football Stadium Improvements
Project Planner: Joel Leider
Project Cost: $50 million
Owner Reference: Frank Vellaccio,
Senior VP
Master Plan Completion Date: 2007
The College of the Holy Cross Athletic Facilities Master PlanThe College of the Holy Cross Athletic Facilities Master Plan