The athletic upgrades will complement The Gene Polisseni Center, located on the south end of campus. Polisseni, dedicated in 2014, is home to the RIT Division I men's and women's hockey teams. The arena 4,000, with additional standing room only space for a total capacity of 4,300 fans.
RIT has two Division I teams—men’s hockey and women’s hockey—and 22 Division III teams that compete in the Liberty League. In addition, thousands of students participate in club and intramural sports.