DEC Contracting Group is completing work on three athletic facilities to enhance student-athlete performance and recreational opportunities at Ave Maria University in Collier County. The largest project involves demolishing Tom Golisano Field House, a 40,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal building with a stucco exterior, down to its structural steel. It will be rebuilt with new roofing, HVAC, electrical and plumbing fixtures, and DEC Contracting will add locker rooms, a new playing surface and staff offices. Across the street and adjacent to Gyrene Field, the company is constructing the 5,440-square-foot pre-engineered Quonset locker facility, a military hangar-inspired structure that will include locker rooms, restrooms and showers for Ave Maria’s outdoor sports programs. The third project is Judi’s Gym, a pre-engineered, 12,320-square-foot outdoor recreational pavilion that includes three covered basketball courts, which also will be lined for volleyball and pickleball. It will include electricity to provide lighting for evening activities and 83 parking spaces. The facility will be used for recreational sports and available for Ave Maria students and residents.
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