The hallowed hardwood of Cole Field House in College Park is set to give way to a new center for healing athletes’ injuries.
The University of Maryland presented plans for the Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance, which will be a main part of the project to redevelop the former basketball arena. The center is set to be a place where athletes can get treatment. The university also wants to focus on more long-term conditions. Specifically, they are set to focus on traumatic brain injuries, which have been a hot topic given research into the effects of football. It will also be a place where the community can get access to treatment just like athletes, provided they live close to the center.
The idea is to bring scientists and clinicians who treat the injuries under one roof. Researchers from University of Maryland campuses in Baltimore and College Park will be there.
The sports medicine center is part of a larger project at Cole Field House. The university is also set to build an indoor football field, and an entrepreneurship academy. Under Armour founder and former Terps football player donated $25 million for the project.