A two-phase expansion and renovation of the University of Tampa's Martinez Sports Center is under way, adding classrooms, offices and more space for athletics.
This initial phase — scheduled for completion early next year — will add a second floor to the building's northeast corner. The 23,000-square-foot addition will accommodate 19 faculty offices, eight classrooms and six laboratories.
The space will be used by the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance and for general academics.
The second phase, scheduled for completion in late 2012, will add a 34,000-square-foot, two-story building at the sports center's southwest corner. The ground floor will provide space for athletic training and treatment, Athletic Department offices, study rooms, lockers, laundry and storage.
The ROTC department will move to the top floor and its existing building near the Sykes College of Business will be renovated for general academic use.
The total cost has not yet been finalized, but the project is funded primarily by gifts to the private university and with other accounts, the university said.