Mike Carter Athletic Center
Oral Roberts University
Wallace provided civil and structural engineering and landscape architecture services for the new 45,000 square foot athletic center. The facility will house a
Wallace provided civil and structural engineering and landscape architecture services for the new 45,000 square foot athletic center. The facility will house a 10,000 square foot sports performance area with turf and a fueling station, allowing multiple teams to train at the same time. A new Eli Academic Center will have open study space as well as individual and group study rooms and a team room large enough for 100 people. In addition, two full-size practice courts are being built for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with administrative and coaches’ offices.
The building’s namesake is in honor of the service by former Athletic Director Mike Carter. Hired initially at ORU on Nov. 4, 1994, Carter was the fourth-longest tenured athletic director running a NCAA Division I program at the time of his retirement. He guided the Golden Eagles to nine Commissioner’s Cups, winning 153 regular season and tournament titles, and sent 84 teams to NCAA Championships, including ORU’s historic run to the NCAA Sweet 16 in March 2021.
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