Princeton will build new athletic facilities in the Meadows Neighborhood in West Windsor. The new facilities will promote a cohesive community for coaches, students, and staff; provide spaces that attract spectators from the University and broader communities; celebrate athletic history and traditions, and generate welcoming environments for prospective students.
The Racquet and Recreation Center will be a new home for Princeton’s Varsity Squash and Tennis teams, which will relocate from their existing facilities located at Jadwin Gym in Princeton. The 180,000 GSF facility will include indoor tennis courts, indoor squash courts, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, sports medicine facilities, and a fitness center serving the campus. Outdoor tennis courts and associated bleacher seating will be connected to the east side of the building. The racquet and fitness areas will both be served by a common lobby and concession area.
The buildings, fields, and landscapes will advance the University's sustainability ethos and create a vibrant and healthy environment. The racquet center meets Athletics' needs and campus goals for accommodating future growth and sustainability by including stormwater management under the facility. This project meets or exceeds Princeton's sustainability standards. The building's sustainable design and responsible development will be enhanced by the active participation of the engineering team and construction managers early in the process. The University is seeking LEED Gold certification, a standard established by the U.S. Green Building Council, for the buildings.