Utah State University athletics unveiled the Wayne Estes Center, a new athletics training and competition facility Wednesday.
A crowd of alumni, donors, athletes and coaches gathered in the $9.7 million building to celebrate the future of USU athletics and to recognize the legacy of Aggie All-American Wayne Estes.
The school prepares for its second season in the Mountain West Conference this fall. Utah State University President Stan Albrecht says, “This is the type of facility that will help USU continue to climb to the top.”
Men’s basketball coach Stew Morrill says this kind of facility will make the Aggies more competitive in recruiting.
“You got to have weight rooms, you got to have student athlete buildings, you got to have practice facilities if you are going to recruit the modern student athlete and we have taken a huge step with our new buildings,” said Morrill.
The building will be used for men’s and women’s basketball practice as well as women’s volleyball competitions.
“We all look forward to using this new facility and to cheering on the volleyball team at their new home court,” said Jalen Moore, a basketball player at USU. “I am excited to be an Aggie.”