Coca-Cola Weight Training Center
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  01/04/2008

One of the jewels of New Mexico State's athletic facilities is the state-of-the-art Coca-Cola Weight Training Center.

Built in 1992, NMSU's impressive strength and conditioning center is an enormous 13,500-square foot facility, among the top five largest such collegiate buildings in the nation.

The weight center has benefited student-athletes of 16 NMSU athletic programs for the last seven years.

The facility became a reality thanks to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Las Cruces. Coca-Cola provided funding for the construction of the facility as well as the new weight lifting equipment and machines located with in it.

Located in the Aggie Memorial Stadium football complex, the weight training center sits just west of the field house.

Ground breaking of the facility took place in January 1992, and the formal dedication was held on Sept. 5, 1992. The price tag for the project was $550,000-all of which was provided by Coca-Cola.

The facility is state-of-the-art in the field of weight training. A free weight section commands a great deal of the space, utilizing six power racks, six Olympic platforms, one unilateral hip sled and a 130-foot indoor track for 40-yard dash testing. The facility contains more than 15,000 pounds of weights, which were provided by Samson Equipment of Las Cruces.

In 1998, seven multi-safety racks, two jammer stations, two power-thrust stations and five back system machines were added to the center.

An aerobic section contains stationary bicycles, tread mill and stair-stepping machines. Much of the equipment in the aerobic section is for endurance and rehabilitation training.


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