February 13, 2017

The Covelli Center – Future Home of Ohio State Men’s Volleyball


Feb. 13, 2017


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s volleyball program will move into the Covelli Center upon its completion as part of the new Ohio State Athletic District. This state-of-the-art facility will span over 100,000 square feet in total and include a locker room and coaching suite designed specifically for the men’s volleyball program.

“The facility will change the entire game-day experience for our volleyball team,” Pete Hanson, head coach, said. “From the in-venue atmosphere to the technology used in player development, we will be among the very elite in what we can offer both current and prospective student-athletes.”

Leading the way for a new arena was a generous $10 million donation made by the Covelli Family in the fall of 2012.

The 3,700 seat arena will serve as the training facility for both volleyball programs and competition site for fencing, gymnastics and wrestling. Men’s Volleyball will benefit from up-to-date locker rooms, offices, training and treatment rooms.

Included within the arena on the concourse level is the public space which includes administrative offices, arena box office, concession area and catering space.

At Ohio State, the Department of Athletics’ training and competitive facilities are its classrooms, wherein talented student-athletes hone their skills and reach their potential. Coaches prepare student-athletes for competition and success as students, athletes and citizens. Teams focus on winning, but winning transcends the final score of any game or grade point average. Winning is about succeeding in life.

A new master plan for the Athletic District has been created to build upon the stellar tradition of competitive success for which Ohio State has become widely recognized.

The Athletic District will consolidate the vast majority of practice and competitive facilities into a contiguous space. Doing so will provide student-athletes and their coaches the optimal training and competitive environments.

The Athletic District will be a win-win-win: for student-athletes, coaches, and for Ohio State.