Advertise With Us

Strength Performance Network

Oklahoma State To Begin Construction On Sherman E. Smith Center

Oklahoma State is going to begin construction on the Sherman E. Smith Center.  Strength Performance Network discovered the following article on Oklahoma State's website:


STILLWATER - Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Mike Holder has announced that the University will begin construction on the Sherman E. Smith Training Center, the school's indoor practice facility, approximately August 1, 2011.


Work has already begun on the new grass and turf practice fields that will be located adjacent to the Smith Center and just north of Boone Pickens Stadium. The approximate cost for the new indoor facility will be $16 million, with the practice fields and surrounding fencing to be completed for $3 million.


The Smith Center and practice fields will be the latest of several new dynamic athletic facilities that rise above Hall of Fame Avenue in Stillwater. The Smith Center, Gallagher-Iba Arena and Boone Pickens Stadium will compose one of the finest athletic footprints in the country.


Click here to view photos


"Sherman Smith was a good friend of mine," Holder said. "His relationship with Boone Pickens dates back to the 1940s. They shared the same birthday, were in the same fraternity and had a business relationship."

Sherman Smith passed away on June 6, 2011.


"It's fitting that two of the most important structures for OSU Athletics will be across the street from each other and will bear the names of Sherman Smith and Boone Pickens," Holder added.


Smith's gift for OSU's practice facility was originally termed an endowment.


"We owe another thank you to the Smith family," Holder said. "They have allowed us to use their gift for the construction of the indoor facility. Boone Pickens has made a testamentary gift that will provide for the endowment of the facility."


OSU is continuing to fundraise for the practice fields project.

Views: 40


You need to be a member of Strength Performance Network to add comments!

Join Strength Performance Network

Latest Activity

Profile IconNSCA via Facebook

Legal guidelines, liability forms, and trainer-client agreements. What's it all mean, and why does it matter for you as a personal trainer?

Professional Paperwork and More—Suggestions for…

See More
Facebook12 minutes ago · Reply
Profile Icon via Twitter
Professional Paperwork, Client-Trainer Agreements & More—Suggestions for Protecting Yourself as a #PersonalTrainer
Twitter29 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
Michael Peres posted a video


43 minutes ago
Profile Iconstrength and conditioning coach - Google News
6 hours ago

© 2017   Created by Brian Harris.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service