The Football Training Complex is home to administrative and academic services, as well as training facilities for the football program. R Big Ten Build includes the renovation of the Hale Center to become a dedicated football training facility. The complex will provide updated support spaces, including an enhanced football locker room and student lounge, an expanded sports medicine facility, a new training and hydrotherapy suite, additional coaches offices, meeting rooms, and an expanded academic center. The transformation began with the unveiling of the upgraded football practice field complex. The Marco Battaglia Practice Complex features two new grass fields; complete with rebuilt drainage and a new irrigation system as well as a state-of-the-art LED lighting system. These improvements demonstrate Rutgers' commitment to building a first-class football program in the best conference in the country. The completion of the Marco Battaglia Practice Complex has already made an immediate impact on our Scarlet Knights and their ability to train and prepare for competition.

the impact

Donor support is essential to helping student-athletes reach new heights and will make their continued success on a national stage possible.

Football Training Complex

  • State-of-the-art strength-training facility
  • A larger lounge where student-athletes can study, relax, eat, and bond
  • Upgraded training and hydrotherapy suite

The Brown Family Football Locker Room

  • Student-athlete lounge
  • Private barber area
  • Upgraded and expanded state-of-the-art lockers including dedicated NFL player lockers for returning letterwinners

Art Sitkowski

"When Pat Hobbs presented the plan and I had an opportunity to make an investment in the future of our players and program, it was a no-brainer. Making necessary upgrades to our facilities is an integral step in competing with our Big Ten peers. "

Chris Ash
Head Coach | Football

When it's all said and done, it's about what you've given away, and the impact you've made; and that's the spirit that we're here. Rutgers Athletics is on the move." "Let's continue, all of us, to lock arms and stack hands, and punch forward and invest in this great university. With tradition, roots, inclusion, history, and Jersey pride. "

Greg Brown
Athletic Supporter


Renderings and Floor Plans

This locker room will be one of the best in college football. This new facility will help with player and team bonding, and our efforts in recruiting the best talent across the country. These improvements demonstrate Rutgers' commitment to building a first-class football program in the best conference in the country.

Naming Opportunites

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Naming Opportunities