Announced in April 2016, the MTI Center is the newest addition to the Trine University campus.
The MTI Center’s office spaces house the head golf professional, the assistant vice president of athletics, the assistant athletic director, the head and assistant coaches of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the bowling coach and the esports coach.
The alumni suite sits above the main basketball court and is where Trine President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., will host special guests as well as alumni. Just outside this area stands Trine’s Legends area, which features walk-in trophy cases and recognition of Trine’s Athletic Hall of Fame members.
The six-lane bowling alley serves as the new home for Trine’s bowling teams. Outside of practices and competitions, the bowling alley will be open to students and community members. Hours and costs for the six-lane bowling alley have yet to be determined. The alley will feature a QubicaAMF automatic scoring system, only the second set of blue pinstripe lanes in the country and 300 pairs of bowling shows for rent.
The center features an egaming lab for Trine’s esports teams. The lab is broken into two parts, the main egaming area, where all the gamers will play, and a separate lounge area outside for anyone who wishes to watch the competitions. The main gaming area will be fully equipped with gaming computers, tables and chairs. The lounge area will contain soft seats as well as a flat-screen TV, which will broadcast the competitions for spectators to follow.
The banquet room will seat 250-300 people and is complete with sound and AV capabilities, including flat-screen TVs. A full bar and kitchen will be included in the new banquet room to better accommodate the needs of the university. Trine will host internal and external events there, such as pregame dinners open to the public, athletic recognitions and private events.
The 1,000-square-foot fitness center includes treadmills, ellipticals and other cardio equipment.
The Zollner Golf Course, which hosts some 13,000 rounds of golf for the public each year, will have a new pro shop, club repair area, banquet room, kitchen and bar inside the MTI Center. A new patio area will provide outdoor seating, and the putting green and driving range have been upgraded during the MTI Center construction process.
The MTI Center has many new attractions that will benefit students, including:
• A six-lane bowling alley
• An esports arena
• Three basketball courts
• A fitness center with an area for free weights and machines
• A golf pro shop
• A banquet room
• Two new putting greens
• An outdoor patio
• Facilities for athletic trainers
• Additional parking