Ball State University will Saturday host a dedication ceremony for the $6.4 million Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center. The facility, named after the university’s longtime volleyball coach, will serve as a dedicated space for volleyball and basketball practices.
The 19,000-square-foot facility is located adjacent to Worthen Arena and features two NCAA-compliant basketball/volleyball courts, a study room for meetings and game film review, two meeting rooms overlooking the courts, and the first standalone exterior electric car charging station on the Muncie campus.
Ball State broke ground on the project in March 2017. The previous September, the Ball State Board of Trustees approved naming the facility after Shondell, who started the university’s volleyball program as a club team in 1959 and ended his career with a record of 769-280-6.
The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday and will be followed by a reception and self-guided tours.