continued The indoor recreational, athletic training and rehabilitation center will ultimately be a 171,000 square-foot facility, but is planned to be built in two phases. Phase one will be a 91,000 square-foot facility that will house the VSM physical therapy team, a fitness/athletic performance training center, multi-use basketball/volleyball courts, a raised indoor track, group exercise studios, locker rooms, a café/cafeteria for staff and guests, a rock climbing wall, ropes course, and more.
Phase two of the indoor center will be 80,000 square-feet and will contain indoor courts and fields for multi-use softball/baseball/football/lacrosse/field hockey and more sports. “These indoor courts and fields would be used for practices, games, tournaments, coaching clinics, injury prevention programs, wellness & exercise programs, and more,” according to the narrative.
The outdoor athletic fields and recreational areas of the Victory Campus will accommodate just about any outdoor sports available, such as football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, softball, baseball and others. Four of the fields will be artificial turf and plans currently call for 17 light poles ranging from 70 to 90 feet in height, which require a variance to be granted by the Town Zoning Board of Appeals. The remaining lights around the campus will be 20 feet in height or less. There will also be outdoor, covered, multi-use basketball/volleyball and tennis courts adjacent to the training building.
“The fields and outdoor courts will be utilized by youth, high school, college and professional athletes and teams. In addition, local community members, students, athletes, coaches, weekend warriors, children, parents, grandparents, etc. will have access to the fields and courts,” the narrative states.
The Victory Campus also will include nature trails for hiking, walking, running and biking throughout the complex; and there are plans for playgrounds, ropes courses, picnic areas, and other community-friendly amenities. There will be outbuildings throughout the campus for restrooms, concessions, storage and maintenance.