Fitness/Weight Room Expansion at Merillat Sport & Fitness Center Planned

The 17,000 square foot addition to increase space and equipment for students.

ADRIAN, Mich (May 6, 2014) – During its annual State of the College address, Adrian College announced a 17,000 square foot addition that is planned for the south side of the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center.

Three former Adrian championship football coaches were on campus for a reunion when they offered their shared observation to address the need for growing training facilities. Their insight noted what officials at the College had discussed: the facilities needed to meet the demands of a dramatically larger athletic and student body. The result of this visit was a fundraising effort that has raised over $60,000 in support of new fitness and weight room facilities.

The planned expansion will more than triple the existing space, as well as offer additional equipment and better facilities for conditioning and strength training. The layout offers an open floor plan with three primary weight/fitness areas. There will also be several offices and a seating area. The facilities will offer additional hours of operation to better meet the demands of the students, faculty and staff who utilize the equipment.