Golisano Training Center is a 118,000 sq. ft. indoor sports and fitness facility located on the Nazareth College campus near Rochester, NY. It is used by Nazareth College students, staff and faculty, and also serves as a place for Special Olympic athletes to practice and compete. People with intellectual disabilities were considered in every aspect of the design and construction of the facility. More than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes participate in more than 30 regional competitions annually. Appropriate space for training and competitions has been an ongoing challenge for Special Olympics New York.
"I am humbled to be witnessing what this beautiful building can do for so many. The spirit of this school remains a small school that wants to do better for each and every person," said Jeff Van Gundy, Nazareth alum, ESPN commentator and former NBA head coach for New York Knicks and Houston Rockets.
The facility includes a 200-meter indoor track, indoor multi-purpose sports courts, an 80 x 40 yard turf field for field sports, a fitness area, fitness class rooms, and bleacher seating for up to 1,000 people. The $23.5 million complex installed a Watchfire high resolution, 5.9mm display that measures approximately 13 ft. x 23 ft. The video board is flexible enough to be used for different sports, as well as for other activities, according to Meg Stucko, assistant director of campus operations & Golisano Training Center manager.
“The initial vision for the video board was to display results for indoor track events, and it’s been great for that. The display is so big that it’s easy for spectators on the other side of the track to see the results of races,” said Stucko.
“We’ve found that we also can use it like a large TV, so we now stream Daily Burn workout videos for any number of people who want to show up and workout in the field. The possible uses for the display are endless.”
The school’s commencement will be moved to the Golisano Center from an outdoor location and the video board will be used during that ceremony.