On Sunday, USC AD Pat Haden tweeted a little update about the status of the John McKay Center, the new Trojan athletics facility:
@dbailey_18 Dion, move into John McKay Center July 21. Have you picked out your new locker?
— Pat Haden (@ADHadenUSC) July 9, 2012
The John McKay Center is set to open by the start of fall camp in August, but a move in date of July 21st should get people excited. A new athletic facility has been long overdue at USC; the recruits from the class of 2009 were promised a new one in their years with Troy, and that promise is finally going to come to fruition.
The $70 million, 110,000 square-foot building stands next to Heritage Hall and will be the new home of USC football operations and all other Trojan sports teams, as well as all athletic department academic and training support.
Over the past we have seen sneak peeks of the John McKay Center, provided by the athletes:
— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) June 19, 2012
But there is still so much that has yet to be revealed of this three-story facility. Some of the most exciting features include:
Several former USC players have contributed to the John McKay Center, donating money for naming rights in the new facility. For example, the quarterback meeting room will be named for Mark Sanchez. Others who have contributed include Ryan and Matt Kalil, Sam Cunningham, Lynn Swann, Keyshawn Johnson and Carson Palmer.
These features and more will be at the USC athletes’ disposal some time over the next month. Once this project is open, USC will begin a $30 million revamp of Heritage Hall, the 41-year old build that currently houses USC’s athletic facilites.