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HART CENTER AT THE LUTH ATHLETIC COMPLEX COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS | WORCESTER, MASS.

THE GAME CHANGER

The centerpiece of a new era of athletics success at Holy Cross, the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex will serve the championship dreams of Crusader student-athletes for generations to come. The Luth Athletic Complex enhances the experience of all current and future Crusaders, providing them with the tools and facilities they need to maximize their potential and become their best selves.

This transformational facility is the foundation for a revitalized new chapter within Holy Cross’ proud athletics history, propelling the College into the national conversation and creating a renewed sense of spirit and pride on campus and within the community. Through the great generosity of alumni, parents, friends and supporters, the Luth Athletic Complex has given Holy Cross an unprecedented advantage, elevating Crusader Athletics to new heights atop Mount St. James.

GO CROSS GO!

The illuminated cross on the building's face can glow white or purple and can be seen from Interstate 290.

THE FUTURE BEGINS TODAY

The Luth Athletic Complex adds more than 143,000 square feet of new space and renovates 138,000 square feet of existing facilities to create 281,000 square feet of new or updated space for practice, competition, training, recovery and wellness for Holy Cross' nearly 700 student-athletes.

And it's all united under one roof.

JOHN '74 AND JOANNE LUTH

The Luth Athletic Complex is named in honor of John ’74 and Joanne Chouinard-Luth, D.M.D. for their transformative $32.5 million gift, the largest in Holy Cross history.

INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY IN HONOR OF SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

One of just four facilities of its kind in New England and accessible from inside the Luth Athletic Complex, the Indoor Practice Facility includes 100 yards of turf, batting cages, and running lanes.
The 64,000-square foot Indoor Practice Facility provides a state-of-the-art training space for all 27 programs to utilize throughout the year, allowing teams to continue to progress while being protected from the elements.

CAROL AND PARK B. SMITH '54 SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTER

The Smith Sports Performance Center gives student-athletes an extensive space where teams can train together using cutting edge systems and individualized data to get bigger, faster and stronger.
Holy Cross has invested in the elite technology GymAware, a leading tool in measuring performance, velocity and power. This technology, which is connected at each of the 17 Olympic lifting stations, allows for better progress monitoring and, with the help of the cloud, provides individualized feedback and analysis to student-athletes and strength & conditioning staff.
The addition of a refueling station provides student-athletes convenient options for restoring much-needed calories. Here, Crusaders have access to fruit, granola, yogurt and other healthy alternatives, including protein and carbohydrate shakes to decrease cortisol levels and kickstart recovery.
The Smith Sports Performance Center overlooks the Indoor Practice Facility on one side and boasts the one of the best bird's eye views of Worcester on the other (above).

COACH GEORGE BLANEY '61 GYMNASIUM

The Coach George Blaney ’61 Gymnasium offers a second practice and competition court for Crusader basketball and volleyball.
The Blaney Gymnasium allows coaches to schedule practices at the best possible times for their student-athletes. The space features a brand new flooring system and scoreboard, as well as bleacher seating for more than 300. It is also open for use by the Holy Cross community at designated times throughout the day.

SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER

The innovative Sports Medicine Center provides student-athletes with the space to recover quickly and become more resilient to injury using top-of-the-line rehabilitation systems and equipment.

Comprised of four different and distinct rooms, the Sports Medicine Center allows the medical staff to utilize the most advanced technology and techniques to provide the best care possible to Holy Cross' nearly 700 student-athletes. Pictured above is the Hydrotherapy Room, equipped with hot and cold SwimEx plunge tanks.
The space boasts a new Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill for rehabilitation and recovery.
Now boasting more than triple the space of the previous facility, the Sports Medicine Center is equipped with some of the most modern technology and modalities in the industry, including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, BioWave, cold laser, shockwave therapy, Game Ready cold compression units, NormaTech pneumatic compression recovery garments, Graston tools, cupping and an Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill (pictured above).

BILL DORAN '77 AUDITORIUM

Among the impressive new additions is a 108-seat auditorium that serves the many needs of the athletics department, from staff meetings to watching film to providing a quiet area for student-athletes to study.

BRIGHT, BOLD LOOK

Included in the scope of the transformational facility project was a refresh to Holy Cross' two main competition venues, the Hart Center Arena (basketball and volleyball) and the Hart Center Rink (ice hockey).

Hart Center Arena
Home to Holy Cross men's and women's basketball and volleyball, the Hart Center Arena was renovated in 2016, complete with a new flooring system, sound system, Keemotion software and retractable lower bowl seating.
Hart Center Rink
Home to Holy Cross men's and women's ice hockey, the Hart Center Rink was renovated in 2016 and features spacious locker rooms and coaches suites for both programs, as well as new a sound system, new lighting and premium chairback seating.

MORIARTY AND SCOTT EQUIPMENT ROOM

The equipment room features new retractable storage units.
The equipment room services the needs of all 27 varsity programs.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

With 10 new or updated locker rooms inside the Luth Athletic Complex, 19 programs now boast their own dedicated spaces. In addition to these team-dedicated locker rooms, the facility also houses dedicated locker rooms for men's and women's coaches, officials and faculty & staff.

Rowing Tanks (left), Erg Room (right)

WILLIAM P. MALONEY '59 FOOTBALL OFFICE SUITE

The Maloney Suite houses offices for the entire Crusader football coaching staff, as well as a dedicated video room, offensive and defensive conference rooms, and a full staff meeting room.

CLASS OF 1962 CONFERENCE ROOM

The Class of 1962 Conference Room provides an updated meeting space for the athletics administration and can also serve as a hospitality room for home basketball games.
The Luth Athletic Complex provides new or upgraded office, film, recruiting and meeting space for every varsity program. The project also includes office suites for administration and athletics support services.

REV. MICHAEL C. McFARLAND, S.J. ATRIUM

Named in honor of the College's former president, the McFarland Atrium overlooks the Atchinson Family Plaza and serves as a gathering space for alumni, teams and other support groups.

EXPERIENCE THE HART CENTER AT THE LUTH ATHLETIC COMPLEX IN 360 DEGREES!

Thank you to our generous donors!

GO 'SADERS!

Credits:

Allison Crandall, Gil Talbot, Tom Rettig, Nick Domiano

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