Basketball is at the core of Providence College’s identity. Its program is a major attraction for both potential recruits and students looking to participate in a robust college athletics scene. But In 2017, Providence was the only program in the BIG EAST without a dedicated on-campus practice facility.
The main entrance creates an unforgettable first impression for recruits with a two-story atrium, floating Friars logo, and tactile statement wall. Providence promises players more than basketball with dedicated study spaces and an emphasis on family. Program values fill the walls and connect players to the greater goals behind each practice. With playful, personal touches, like the player’s lounge or the barbershop graphic of famous player haircuts, athletes can feel at home.
The Ruane Friar Development Center is a 56,000 square-foot practice facility for the men’s basketball team, equipped with cutting-edge tech, two full-size practice courts, an athletics training center, staff offices, and a new Friar Athletics Hall of Fame. The main concourse level is elevated with a large format fine pixel pitch LED Display.