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NJIT’s new Wellness and Events Center is a new multipurpose facility serving both NJIT’s interscholastic athletics and its students’ health and recreational needs. The 200,000 SF building is, in equal parts, a fitness center, a study space, a gathering spot and a sports arena that will double as a conference and events center.  The WEC offers students a place to relax and stay fit; athletes a place to practice and play games; and the university a place to host on-campus events and professional conferences.

The new facility is built on a site where the soccer field is currently located. The campus’ existing athletic facility was demolished as the project’s second phase, followed by construction of a new soccer field.

Some of the WEC’s many amenities include:

  • A 3,500 seat arena with bleachers that retract, allowing the floor space to triple in size.
  • A 25-meter swimming pool with diving area
  • A fitness center with cardio equipment and weights
  • Lounges, study areas and multipurpose rooms
  • An indoor 10,000 square feet turf space
  • Two practice courts for intramural and intercollegiate sports
  • A running track that will encircle the concourse of the first-floor arena
  • An indoor path on the first floor allowing students to walk from the subway and other areas on Locke Street to the main campus quad
  • A 30-foot-wide promenade between the WEC and Tiernan Hall
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New Jersey Institute of Technology

Wellness and Events Center

NJIT’s new Wellness and Events Center is a new multipurpose facility serving both NJIT’s interscholastic athletics and its students’ health and recreational needs. The 200,000 SF building is, in equal parts, a fitness center, a study space, a gathering spot and a sports arena that will double as a conference and events center.  The WEC offers students a place to relax and stay fit; athletes a place to practice and play games; and the university a place to host on-campus events and professional conferences.

The new facility is built on a site where the soccer field is currently located. The campus’ existing athletic facility was demolished as the project’s second phase, followed by construction of a new soccer field.

Some of the WEC’s many amenities include:

  • A 3,500 seat arena with bleachers that retract, allowing the floor space to triple in size.
  • A 25-meter swimming pool with diving area
  • A fitness center with cardio equipment and weights
  • Lounges, study areas and multipurpose rooms
  • An indoor 10,000 square feet turf space
  • Two practice courts for intramural and intercollegiate sports
  • A running track that will encircle the concourse of the first-floor arena
  • An indoor path on the first floor allowing students to walk from the subway and other areas on Locke Street to the main campus quad
  • A 30-foot-wide promenade between the WEC and Tiernan Hall

Project Details

Client
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location
Newark, NJ
Architect
AECOM
Key Facts
Construction Management
200,000 sq. ft.
3500 seat arena
25-meter pool
Soccer field
exterior of new jersey institute of technology's wellness & events center
A 25-meter swimming pool with diving area A fitness center with cardio equipment and weights multipurpose room and study space at NJIT Wellness and Events Center lounge and study spaces at NJIT's wellness and events center A running track that encircles the concourse of the first-floor arena NJIT's 3,500 seat arena with bleachers
soccer field at new jersey institute of technology soccer field with area seating at NJIT wellness & events center soccer field with area seating at NJIT wellness & events center women's soccer game being played at NJIT soaking tubs at new jersey institute of technology's wellness center