In 1998, Andersen Field House was constructed to meet the needs of 100 football players and their coaching staff. As the program has progressed over the past 13 years, the 175 players now using the space each year have outgrown the original 10,000 square-foot facility. This past April, construction began on a 9,429 square-foot addition, which will be connected to the existing building by an architectural tower and a covered walkway. Both buildings will have new masonry exteriors. The addition will include expanded locker rooms, a trainers room, a hydration station, an equipment room with compact storage, and shower and restroom facilities. The building is expected to be completed and ready for use by late fall 2011.