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Pitt athletics facilities upgrades are coming

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With more ACC revenue, Pitt's athletics department is in a good position to do more things in terms of facility upgrades. Athletics director Scott Barnes talked a bit about those to Craig Meyer of the Post-Gazette at the ACC spring meetings.

In addition to a long-term master plan, there are some facilities upgrades the school plans to make. Training facility upgrades on the south side were announced about a year ago and as Meyer notes, Pitt will be updating the turf there. Also previously announced were some significant upgrades to the swimming and diving Trees Hall facility. On top of those, though, a few new things were also stated.

First, the Pete will undergo some new renovations. It's hard to believe that it's been around for 14 years already and Barnes indicated that he would be announcing some new plans for renovations to the facility at the Pitt script reveal this week. It will be interesting to see what those updates entail.

In addition, I was encouraged that some money is going into other Olympic sport facilities. The Field House, track and field, and tennis programs will be getting upgrades as well. Currently, the tennis team plays its matches off-site at Alpha Tennis & Fitness Club. We'll see what their upgrades include, but it would be great to get a facility on-campus in the super-competitive ACC.

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