Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University are teaming up to build a multipurpose center supporting collegiate and professional athletes, academic research and wellness initiatives.
Marquette University President Michael Lovell announced the partnership Thursday, along with goals to double research funding over the next years and focus on mental health research. The university says it hopes to provide cutting-edge research from both faculty and students in sports performance, medicine, nutrition and rehabilitation.
Lovell says the center could be built in downtown Milwaukee on more than 7 acres recently acquired by the university. He says it also will include indoor playing fields for several Marquette teams, house recreation and fitness facilities.
Marquette officials are aiming for the design to be complete within six months, followed by 18 to 24 months of construction.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.