Wofford College will break ground on the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium Tuesday behind the Gibbs Stadium jumbotron off Twitty Street, a spokesperson for the college said.

The 123,000-square-foot stadium will house a new 3,400-seat basketball arena, 500-seat and volleyball court, and locker room. The indoor stadium will set adjacent to Gibbs Stadium and also be used for commencement, concerts, and other events, with seating for up to 4,500 people.

The stadium is named for Wofford alumnus and trustee Jerry Richardson, who also provided the funds to build the new facility.

Richardson, the owner of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, is also funding the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, which is currently under construction at Wofford.

Both the Jerry Richardson Indoor Arena and Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts are expected to open in 2017.

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