New state-of-the-art sports complex to serve Pitt students for decades to come

PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh announced recent renovations to the Peterson Sports Complex.

It’s part of Pitt’s Victory Heights plan.

“The renovation of the Peterson Sports Complex is the first project completed in our Victory Heights vision,” said Pitt Athletics Director Heather Lyke.

“This building is now a complete performance and education environment for our student-athletes and demonstrates our commitment to helping them achieve excellence in everything they do.”

The work was completed in January.

It includes coaches’ office suites and conferences rooms for baseball, lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and softball.

It also includes the Bill and Sissy Lieberman student-athlete lounge, with a 14-foot video wall, outdoor patio and communal spaces.

“Bill and Sissy Lieberman are tremendous supporters with longtime Pitt connections,” Lyke added.

“The Lieberman Lounge is my favorite space because it is a place for student-athletes to gather, study, eat, socialize and enjoy the best views of the city on campus. We are so grateful for the generous support of our donors which allow us to complete these transformative projects for our coaches and student-athletes.”

The renovations also features the creation of the Victory Tower.

It is a three-story glass stairwell the will light up in Pitt blue following a home baseball, softball, lacrosse or soccer win.

The entire project added 25,500 new square footage to the complex.

Pitt announced its $250 million Victory Heights project in January 2020. The plan includes a new arena for volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics; an indoor track; and a multi-sport training facility, along with the renovations to the baseball and softball fields.