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Joe Craft Center

The Joe Craft Center, opened in January 2007, is a basketball practice facility and athletics office building attached to Memorial Coliseum on the "Avenue of Champions" at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The 102,000 ft² (9,480 m²) structure contains separate practice courts for the men's and women's basketball programs; support spaces, including coaches' offices, will be available.[1] The project also includes a ticket office, athletic administration offices and the renovation of 17,500 ft² (1,630 m²) of space in Memorial Coliseum to support requirements from the volleyball, gymnastics and other sports teams.

Construction began in August 2005 on the north side of the Coliseum. The $30 million structure was completed on January 11, 2007 .[2] As a result, Memorial Coliseum has more ample space for volleyball and gymnastics practice and games.

The facility is named after Joe Craft, a Hazard, Kentucky native, who pledged $6 million towards the completion of the $30 million project.


  • Features 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Joe Craft Center features several state-of-the-art video rooms for game film viewing, separate men's and women's locker rooms and new coaches' offices.[2] It also includes two practice basketball courts.

See also


  1. ^ "Basketball Practice Facility." 2005 February 2005. University of Kentucky. 14 Dec. 2006 [1].
  2. ^ a b "Kernel Editorial: Practice facility will benefit all of UK's athletic teams." Kentucky Kernel [Lexington] January 16, 2007. February 28, 2007. [2]"

External links

  • UK Athletics Receives Record Gift for Practice Facility,
  • Joe Craft Center at UK campus guide
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