The Brenda Lawson Athletic Center addition was a comprehensive four-story addition to the University of Tennessee's Neyland-Thompson Sports Center comprised of nearly 68,000 square feet. This building adjoins with the Anderson Training Center. The combination of the three buildings was completed in 2013, resulting in a 145,000 square foot COST PER SQ FT$310.00FEATURED IN2014 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers facility.
The new addition extended a 70-yard indoor practice field to a full 120 yards. The combination of the Anderson Training Center and the existing Brenda Lawson Athletic Center, Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, Haslam Field and Robert E. White Indoor Field gives the University of Tennessee the nation’s best facilities to recruit and develop student-athletes for football and all sports.
The new AstroTurf Gameday Grass 3DH field, installed in October 2010, simulates the feel and performance of real grass and also includes details like the checkerboard end zones and Power T at midfield. The field sits under a 65-foot ceiling.
Also included in the facility is the Jonathan Wyatt Team Meeting room, a new amphitheater-style auditorium which features 100 oversized seats and a projection room.