UFC breaks ground on new campus in Vegas
December 2, 2015
The UFC broke ground on its new global headquarters in Las Vegas. A press conference was held on Tuesday to make the announcement of the 184,000 square foot campus which will include a performance center for athletes.
Las Vegas-based KGA Architecture will design and plan the project which will begin in January 2016 and will take approximately 15 months to build.
The main attraction of the campus is the UFC Athlete Health and Performance Center.
The facility, the use of which is offered free of charge to UFC athletes, measures over 30,000 square feet over two floors and will contain an Octagon, a boxing ring, mat space, an indoor sprint track, Olympic lifting platforms and a media center. There are also consultation and treatment rooms, a physiotherapy and rehabilitation gym, as well as performance technology and sports science areas.
According to the UFC, the performance center will be connected to the Cleveland Clinic to keep apprised of concussions and presumably the ways to treat and prevent them.
The new office space reflects the expansion of the company as well as its financial success. The performance center sounds similar to the WWE Performance Center in Florida where the company’s professional wrestlers train. Certainly, the UFC’s addition of this center reflects the evolution of the sport as well as an investment in its contracted fighters. The UFC has looked into different ways to train and prevent injury and the center should help with this.