Phase One: The Norville Center
On March 3, 2011, at 3pm, the Loyola University Chicago community cut the ribbon on the new Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics. This three-story home for student-athletes at the Lake Shore Campus represents the first phase of a new era of student life and athletics at Loyola.
With a sports medicine facility, a student-athlete academic center, modern and fully furnished locker rooms, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, and Loyola athletics Wall of Fame, this athletics complex will transform the on-campus experience of all our students and will ensure that our student-athletes have the facility they need to be successful on and off the court.
The Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics represents the first phase of reimagine, Loyola’s campaign to revolutionize student life. Once all five phases are complete, Loyola’s students will enjoy arena seating at Gentile Arena, a true student union, an expanded and refurbished Halas Center, and a University Center as a new face for the University on Sheridan Road. The completion of the Norville Center marks an important milestone in this campaign that will transform the Lake Shore Campus.
None of this would have been possible without the support of Allan J. (BS ’60, trustee) and Alfie Norville. As a member of Loyola’s Board of Trustees, co-chair of the Athletics Leadership Committee, and perhaps most importantly, a former star basketball player and diehard Ramblers fan for nearly 50 years, Al’s commitment to Loyola—and especially to our student-athletes—has had a transformative effect on all our students.