Utah State Athletics facilities built in the last 15 years (5 items)
LOGAN — Utah State University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for the Wayne Estes Center on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The public is invited to the event and tours will be available until 3 p.m.
The Wayne Estes Center is the latest in a recent run of athletic facility overhauls at Utah State. Here is a quick look at what has been added in the past 15 years.
1 of 5. Romney Stadium improvements, 1999-2005
In 2004 SprinTurf replaced the grass as the facility's playing surface. That turf was later updated on 2012.
Improving the fan experience became a priority, and in 2005 new concessions stands and restroom facilities were built while the south concourse was widened.
2 of 5. Jim & Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex, 2008
On the first floor is the Aggie Hall of Honor that has modern displays of the exploits of all the Utah State Athletics sports teams — past and present. The expansive Dale Mildenberger Sports Medicine Complex and the Dr. John Worley Sports Medicine Research Center are also located on the first level, along with locker rooms from football, women's track and field, women's soccer and softball — not to mention a massive equipment room.
Offices and conferences for the football team are on the second floor, while one will also find classrooms, computer labs and tutoring rooms on the third floor. The rooms facing the stadium are rented out as luxury suites on the football game days.
3 of 5. Merlin Olsen statue, 2010
4 of 5. ICON Sports Performance Center, 2013
Built just northwest of the stadium, the state-of-the-art multi-level facility serves 400 athletes from 16 sports programs.
5 of 5. Wayne Estes Center, 2014
Office space for both men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams is also included. Located inside the foyer of the Wayne Estes Center is a visual tribute of the USU legend.