Young Family Athletic Center
This sports and aquatics facility will further the citizen-initiated Norman Forward mission to fund and create quality of life projects for the community.
A catalyst for Norman athletics
The Big Picture
The Young Family Athletic Center will include an aquatic center with a natatorium and indoor courts for the community to use year-round with flexibility to host multiple sports with easy transition from one sport to the next. The aquatic portion of the building will feature two pools: an 8-lane, 25-meter competition pool with spectator seating and a 4-lane, 25-meter pool used as a warm-up pool during swim competitions. Men’s and women’s locker rooms are located adjacent to the pools. When not in use for competitions, the citizens of Norman will have access to the pool for general use and swimming. The gymnasium will house eight basketball courts with 12 volleyball courts that overlay the basketball courts.
Norman Regional Health System will use a 25,000-square-foot space between the natatorium and gymnasium. This two-level space, NMotion, will serve as a sports and human performance center and physician clinics. Other amenities include concessions, a small retail space, administrative offices, locker rooms, tournament and team breakout rooms, public restrooms, and other standard support areas.
Ingenuity in Action
The project team has worked with the owner and the design team to issue phased design documents to allow for early bid packagesfor the sitework, foundations, pools, and the structural steel. This approach is essential to securing materials and equipment to meet the schedule since there are exceptional procurement lead times. This is a particular challenge in Oklahoma given the strict bidding and procurement requirements. GE Johnson is working to help the client and all stakeholders involveddeliver this multi-sport facility to the citizens of Norman.