Florida Gulf Coast University’s colorful new Outdoor Sports Complex befits the school’s new status as a Division I contender.

The building sits just east of Alico Arena’s parking lot and north of the soccer field. The grand opening took place February 28, 2008.

The 20,000-square-foot complex houses coaches’ offices, locker rooms, showers, laundry facilities, lounge and study space for the men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball teams, and offices for the men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, men's and women's cross country, and the women’s swimming and diving teams.

A spot that’s in great demand for all sorts of events is the spacious VIP suite with an attached kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the baseball field. It can accommodate up to about 80 people for a broad range of activities, including sporting event receptions and conferences requiring PowerPoint presentations.

Besides well-appointed locker rooms and offices, there are two rooms devoted to study, a vital aspect of the Athletics program.