John McKay Center Open

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John McKay Center Open

The John McKay Center had its official unveiling today.  USC’s new $70 million, 110,000-square-foot athletic and academic facility is a powerful symbol of the rich Trojan history and the path blazed for future greatness at Troy.

The exterior design, described as “collegiate Romanesque,” fits in with the rest of campus, while the interior is modern and edgy filled with glass windows that provide a bright, open air feel.

The building houses meeting rooms, coaches’ offices and a locker room for the football program, as well as the Stevens Academic Center (including space for tutoring, counseling, study and computer rooms for student-athletes), a weight room, an athletic training room and a state-of-the-art digital media production facility for all of USC’s 21 sports.

The centerpiece of the McKay Center is the two-story video board in the Parker Hughes atrium, which can display six big screen televisions at once as well as promotional videos and graphics.

(Ribbon cutting photo from left to right: Scott Brittingham, J.K. McKay, Mark Stevens, Ed Roski, Max Nikias, Ron Tutor, Pat Haden and Mark Jackson)

Here is an extensive photographic look (via Pierson Clair) at the new building inside and out.  We will have a video coming soon.