The Joe Craft Center, opened in January 2007, is a basketball practice facility and athletics office building attached to Memorial Coliseum on the "Avenue of Champions" at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
The 102,000 ft² (9,480 m2) structure contains separate practice courts for the men's and women's basketball programs, as well as support spaces for both programs, including coaches' offices. It also includes a ticket office, athletic administration offices, and the renovation of 17,500 ft² (1,630 m2) of space in Memorial Coliseum to support requirements from the volleyball, gymnastics, and other sports teams. The Joe Craft Center features several state-of-the-art video rooms for game film viewing, separate men's and women's locker rooms, and new coaches' offices.
Construction began in August 2005 on the north side of the Coliseum. The $30 million structure was completed on January 11, 2007. As a result, Memorial Coliseum has more ample space for volleyball and gymnastics practice and games.
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