June 3, 2009
With an eye toward helping Georgia Tech’s basketball teams with their practice scheduling and provide better resources for skill development, work is progressing on the Yellow Jackets’ 20,000-square-foot basketball practice facility which will be called the Zelnak Center. See the latest images of the construction by clicking the link above.
Spurred by a lead gift from Steve and Judy Zelnak, the facility will be built at a cost of $8 million and be open in time for the beginning of pre-season practice in October. Zelnak is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Materials in Raleigh, N.C., and a current member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.
The Zelnak Center will connect to the southeast side of Alexander Memorial Coliseum and include one full-size court with eight baskets, a 24-seat theater for video instruction and a 2,500-square-foot weight room. Heery International is the architect for the project, and Gay Construction Company of Atlanta is the contractor.