Donald R. Shepherd Women's Gymnastics Training Center

Donald R. Shepherd Women's Gymnastics Training Center

SIZE:
  22,000 square feet total
  17,000 square feet for training
CONSTRUCTED: 2002
DEDICATED: Aug. 31, 2002

The 22,000-square-foot facility, made possible by a $3.5 million gift from Donald R. Shepherd, a Michigan alumnus, is the practice and training home of the Michigan women's gymnastics program. The state-of-the-art complex, opened in 2002, has 17,000 square feet of training area which is outfitted with the latest in gymnastics training equipment, including resi- and free-foam pits for each event. There is an additional 5,000 square feet which houses a training room, offices for the coaching staff, a locker room, a team lounge, and a study area for the student-athletes.

The facility is located off State Street near Michigan's Varsity Tennis Center and offers a panoramic view of the outdoor tennis courts, the U-M Golf Course and the city of Ann Arbor through the large wall of windows on the building's north side.

Women's gymnastics home competitions are held at 13,751-seat Crisler Center, which is also home to the U-M men's and women's basketball teams.

Address and Directions

Shepherd Training Center 2300 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Google Directions/Map

From Detroit Metro Airport and points east: Take I-94 west to State Street (exit 177). Turn right. Travel north approximately 1 1/4 miles through one stoplight. Turn left at the Varsity Tennis Center, which is just past the car dealership on the right.

From Chicago and points west: Take I-94 east to State Street (exit 177). Turn left. Travel north approximately 1 1/4 miles through two stoplights. Turn left at the Varsity Tennis Center, which is just past the car dealership on the right.

From Toledo and points south: Take U.S. 23 north to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.

From Flint and points north: Take U.S. 23 south to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.