TAMPA - University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft, Director of Athletics Doug Woolard and the entire USF community will celebrate the official ground-breaking of the Pam and Les Muma Basketball Center on March 3 at 3 p.m..
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held between entries three and four of the Sun Dome, near lot 22F.
The Pam and Les Muma Basketball Center is part of the USF facility upgrade which will include men's and women's basketball practice gymnasia and team support facilities including locker rooms, offices, meeting rooms, athletic training, strength training and equipment management facilities. The center will allow internal access to the event level of the existing Dome.
The footprint for the Muma Center is located on the south side of the Sun Dome. The basketball teams will continue to compete in the Sun Dome and practice in the Sun Dome and Corral while construction occurs on the Muma facility.
The Muma Center is part of a $30-million package of facility upgrades for USF's athletic district that also includes facilities for football, baseball, softball, and possibly soccer.
Basketball coaches Stan Heath and Jose Fernandez, as well as Woolard, Genshaft and the Mumas will be on hand to talk about the state of the art facility. The event is open to the public.