The Jon M. & Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility is part of a 90,000 square-foot addition to the Jon M. Huntsman Center arena and HPER Complex that also includes the Sorensen Legacy Foundation High Performance Center. Since opening in 2015, it allows Utah’s student-athletes to workout, train, rehab and practice in one of the best training facilities in the nation.
The Jon M. & Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility includes a 6,000-square foot Hall of Fame entrance, highlighting the past and present success of Utah men’s and women’s basketball. It houses two 12,000 square foot practice gymnasiums, locker rooms with adjacent custom spa pools for both teams, separate players’ lounges and film rooms, and many other elements that have been designed to give the student-athletes a “home away from home” experience.
A pre-game dining space allows both teams the ability to meet as a separate groups or interact together. One of the main architectural elements is the all-glass coaches’ office block, which is elevated off the ground and allows the men’s and women’s coaches offices to overlook Salt Lake City and the University of Utah Campus. With 270 degree views from the coaches’ offices, this area has become a highlighted recruiting stop for all coaches. The rooftop terrace, which is designed on top of the facility, gives visitors, recruits, student-athletes and administrators the ability to enjoy 360 degree views—highlighting everything the University of Utah has to offer.