Thomas College Sukeforth Family Sports Center

Thomas College Sukeforth Family Sports Center

An athletics department hub, the Sukeforth Family Sports Center is a facility at Thomas College that plays a vital role in the recruitment and retention of athletes, students, and coaches. A popular stop on campus tours, the sports center serves a sizeable student-athlete population. It is the first phase of a multibuilding sports complex, including an attached gymnasium and fieldhouse.

Upper-level spaces feature home and visiting team locker rooms, official rooms, trainer’s facilities, laundry, and storage for uniforms and equipment. A state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, light-filled reception and viewing area, and functional areas, such as office space and mixed-used rooms, are located on the lower level.

Client
Thomas College
Location
Waterville, ME
Square Feet
16,590
Completion Date
2023
The 16,590-square-foot Sports Center is the keystone element of the first phase of a proposed larger facility, which would feature an attached gymnasium and field house. The public viewing deck provides a place to watch games on the field or host a reception.
Strength and conditioning
The upper-level spaces will include a reception and viewing area, athletic department offices, a meeting/film room, public restrooms, and a strength and conditioning center.
Training room
Lower-level spaces include locker rooms for home and visiting teams, officials rooms, trainer’s room/facilities, laundry, and uniform/equipment storage.
The Hall of Fame Wall is immediately in view when entering the center.
A reception area, meeting room, and dedicated workroom
Varsity eSports Arena
At Thomas College, the recruitment and retention of their coaching and administrative staff are just as important as it is for players. Providing a top-tier office suite for coaches and staff was a key program requirement and will be a differentiator within their conference. Private offices with floor-to-ceiling glass walls maximize natural daylight into the offices and allow uninterrupted views of the athletic fields.
Game-day ready, "Tommy the Terrier" awaits pets from students in the running tunnel.
Photography by Ryan Bent