MSA Sport worked with The Ohio State University Athletics department to plan for a series of improvements in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
The original WHAC facility, built in the 1980’s and expanded in the early 2000’s, lacked the many amenities required to recruit and retain student-athletes for a football program of the caliber of the Buckeyes. Throughout late 2016 and early 2017 MSA Sport partnered with the Athletics Department, Men’s Football Coaching staff, and Facilities Operation and Development department to plan a renovation/expansion project for the WHAC. MSA Sport completed the documents in 2018, and construction occurred in 2018-2019.
The project provided renovation and expansion of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center’s East Wing and the improvements included: Renovations and expansion to the Dining Area for the football program • New Food Preparation Kitchens • Food Serving Areas • Renovated and expanded Student Lounge and Activity Areas • Multi-purpose Athletic Assessment and Recovery Facilities • Recruit Viewing and Entertainment Areas • Storage Addition to support the Indoor Field • Adding large glazed overhead doors to the Indoor Field to connect with the Outdoor Practice Area
In addition to the East Wing Renovation, MSA Sport also worked with The Ohio State University to replace the roof on the Indoor Practice Field at the WHAC. The existing field had a standing seam metal roof. The replacement project included a new TPO roof as well as structural support needed for the gutter system and new metal wall panels to assist with keeping the facility water tight.