Spartans Add Weight Room to Veterans Memorial Training Center

Nov 2, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque recently completed an addition in November of 2018 to the Veterans Memorial Training Center which was expanded to include a new weight room with state-of-the-art, custom UD Athletics equipment by elitefts. The open and inviting 4,200 square foot addition includes 12 racks, six glute/ham machines, and multiple free weights. The weight room increases the amount of workout space to a combined 8200 sqare feet of work out area or student-athletes to utilize on campus.

Cofounded by Traci and Dave Tate, elitefts was born in 1998 with one simple goal: to make average athletes great and great athletes elite. Elitefts core values are: Focus, Trust, Strength. Elitefts is committed to service excellence by providing a simple, accurate, and memorable online and in-house experience coupled with deliveries and installations that are complete, professionally managed, on time, and fully supported. Their state-of-the-art headquarters, warehouse facility, and gym reside in London, Ohio. offers a robust “one-stop” platform that offers more than 30,000 items, ranging from strength equipmentpowerlifting gearbars, and weights, apparel, a full range of accessoriessupplementsbooks and multimedia, complemented by the widest range of free educational resources available anywhere, including direct access to world-class strength athletes, coaches, and trainers.

The Veterans Memorial Training Center is a multi-purpose facility which benefits a wide array of athletics programs at the University of Dubuque. Completed in January of 2014, the facility is nearly 40,000 square feet with a 180 ft. by 210 ft. Mondo Synthetic Turf playing surface that simulates the feel and performance of real grass. In addition, there is 2,200 square feet of office and storage space.

Veterans Memorial is located south of the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center and adjacent to the baseball field within the Hans A. Chlapaty Outdoor Sports Complex. The facility also plays host to in-season and off-season workouts for numerous Spartans sports programs and for intramural-recreational sports during times of inclement weather.