O’Loughlin Family Champions Center

The O’Loughlin Family Champions Center at St. Louis University prioritizes the academic success and wellbeing of student athletes and is designed first and foremost for student athletes.  This facility serves all 400 NCAA DI athletes and is conveniently located near the university’s athletic facilities.

The two-story lobby is designed to be transparent and inviting to fans, recruits, donors, and visitors. It proudly displays the university’s Billiken mascot and “SLU Blue” color scheme, reinforcing the school’s athletic heritage. Terrazzo floors, wood-look acoustic ceilings, and integrated LED lighting create a visually appealing environment throughout the center. Athletes have direct access to the adjacent Chaifetz Arena and athletic fields for practices and game day events.

On the main level, the Performance Nutrition Center offers large group dining for athletes and also serves as a community event space. The adjacent Team Dining Suite allows teams to eat together, bond, and review game films. The Fueling Station provides healthy grab-and-go options.

The Student Success Suite provides athletes with spiritual development, sports psychology, academic tutoring, career counseling, and student-athlete development opportunities. The space is designed with flexible furniture, ample natural light, and accessible technology to facilitate collaboration.

The Billiken Victory Room, overlooking the lobby, serves as the primary recruiting space for the Athletic Department. It offers privacy for potential athletes, coaches, and families to meet and review films. The Victory Room provides easy access to the basketball coaches’ offices and offers views of nearby soccer and baseball fields. The Men’s and Women’s team office suites provide private offices and meeting rooms with integrated technology.

Additionally, dedicated spaces were created for team film viewing, including a basketball film room (Technology Suite) and a Technology Classroom for larger teams and departmental meetings.