Utah will break ground on an expansion of the Dumke Gymnastics Center in March of 2022. The $4.6 million project is expected to be completed in December of 2022.
The renderings include a partial second story to be added, which will allow for an expanded team locker room, offices for the coaching staff, a lounge and balcony. Other key amenities that will be vital for the needs of current and future gymnasts include improvements to the athletic training and rehabilitation area.
Megan Marsden and Tom Farden pose in front of a bronze statue dedicated in the summer of 2018 in front of the Dumke Gymnastics Training Center. The commemorative work of art was created by former Ute assistant Jim Stephenson and donated by Zeke and Katherine Dumke. The three tiers of the concrete base represent the state of Utah, the University of Utah and the Utah gymnastics program. The 10 columns are symbolic of each national championship won by the program, while the bronze figure represents all former, current and future Utah gymnasts.
The Dumke Gymnastics Center, which opened in 1999, is an 18,000-square foot stand-alone structure designed exclusively for the Utah women's gymnastics team.
The Dumke Center is a completely self-contained gymnastics training facility with a locker room, athletic training and rehabilitation room, aerobics and lounge area, and a strength and conditioning level.
Utah's gymnasts enjoy all of the latest models of gymnastics equipment and matting (loose foam, as well as resi-pits for each apparatus area). The facility is also equipped with high-tech automated video playback and bungee systems, and custom-designed sound, lighting and ventilation systems.
A generous $1 million donation from the Zeke and Katherine Dumke family served as the lead gift for the construction of the Dumke Gymnastics Center, which was financed entirely through private donations.