Several improvements were made to the Spaulding Gymnasium over the summer, some of which are still ongoing.
One of these renovations include the refinishing and the resurfacing of the competition court.
Taking off the old logos and paint was about a three-to-four-week process, according to Abe Osheyak, assistant athletic director for sports information compliance and operation.
Over the past five or six years multiple changes to the length of the three-point line have been made by the NCAA, so KSC had to keep painting new lines, he noted.
“Now we have the one standard three-point line. It has our updated logo on it. The old logo was 10 or 11 years old, as well as the logo of the conference, which we had not had there either,” Osheyack said.
Along with the Arena, the pool has also seen some changes including a brand new three-meter dive board and new stainless-steel bleachers on the observation deck. In addition, received Keene State Owl branded starting blocks which haven’t been installed yet.
The Athletic team locker spaces have also been seeing ongoing changes.
“ In there [Men’s Team Room] and in the women’s [Team Room], the cages have been completely ripped out and replaced with team rooms,” Osheyack said.
The new locker spaces are not complete yet, but will be “enclosed locked spaces” with lockers or cubbies for the players, he said.
The new spaces will be for the Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country and Swimming teams. There will also be a space for the Softball team, Osheyack said.
Down the road, the downstairs weight room will also be seeing improvements.
When students come back from winter break, they will be met with new weight room equipment. The equipment won’t only be for student athletes, but also for the overall student body and for campus recreation, Marty Testo, director of athletics, said. “So that’s [new weight room equipment] exciting, and again, it meets two populations,” he said.
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