Ensley Athletic Center Special Collections Research Center

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Ensley Athletic Center, SU Photo & Imaging RS 454380

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Announced: February 26, 2013

Ground Broken: September 16, 2013

Construction Began: Spring 2014

Building Occupied: December 2014

Dedicated: November 14, 2015

Named for: Clifford J. Ensley '69, '70, G'71, three-sport letter winner (football, wrestling and lacrosse), and founder and CEO of Leisure Merchandising Corporation

Funding: Major gifts from Ensley and former Syracuse Board of Trustees Chairman Richard L. Thompson '67 and his wife, Jean '66

Location: Colvin Avenue; part of Lampe Athletics Complex

Space: 87,000 square feet

Notes: The Ensley Athletic Center is an indoor practice facility designed for the football team as the primary tenant, but for use by all athletic programs including lacrosse and soccer. The facility also includes a 7,600 square-foot entry pavilion which houses meeting space and restrooms.