University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Ubben Basketball Center


The Ubben Basketball Center has been the home of Illini Basketball teams for the past 20 years will be undergoing a full remodel. The Cotter team is providing project management services to the renovation and restoration of the interior and exterior of the building. The new entry will include a circle drive and parking for recruits and their families as well as a large glass enclosed recruiting lounge complete with memorabilia, uniform, and shoe displays. The entry level will also provide new coaches offices and meeting rooms. The lower level will provide a complete sports medicine area with treatment and recovery areas including hydrotherapy pools. It will also include new locker rooms, player lounges, team meeting rooms, and other team amenities. The project will convert the existing office and team areas into a large strength training area and multipurpose room that will serve as the academic and nutrition center. The project will expand the basketball practice courts to include two additional half-court areas. An opening will be created between the men’s and women’s courts so the sides can be shared.

Urbana-Champaign, IL



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The project's tight schedule, while the building was in active use by the Fighting Illini men's basketball team, made this full upgrade more challenging than a regular restoration project. The building not only expands in all four main directions but the Mechanical and Electrical systems are also being renewed. The Ubben Basketball Center is expected to be a driving force for the future success of the University of Illinois basketball team. Cotter Consulting is proud to be a major contributor to this important project.

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