Softball Announces Naming of Mike Moore Performance Center
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s new softball training center – considered the finest of its kind in college athletics – will be named for the late Mike Moore, a longtime supporter of the Tiger softball program, the school announced on Monday.
Construction on the new facility funded partially by philanthropic donations through the Tiger Athletic Foundation began over the summer of 2018. The LSU Board of Supervisors formally approved the naming rights to the Mike Moore Softball Performance Center on May 4th.
“Today is a very special day for our program and for the family of Mr. Mike Moore,” said head softball coach Beth Torina. “We are so very honored to have the Performance Center carry the name of Mr. Moore. He was a man of true character and lived his life right in so many ways. He embodied the characteristics that we pride ourselves on, and we hope to continue to honor his legacy every day.
“On behalf of our staff and our program. I would like to thank the Moore family for their continued commitment to LSU Softball and to the culture that we have fostered here in Baton Rouge.”
During his life, Mr. Moore was an avid and very active fan of LSU Athletics. Mr. Moore and his family were season ticket holders for multiple sports and often traveled across the country to watch the Tigers play.
Mr. Moore tragically passed away while traveling with his wife supporting the LSU Softball team in Palm Springs, California in February of 2015. Before his passing, Mr. Moore and his family made a financial commitment to the LSU Softball program for the Performance Center.
On February 1, 2018, LSU Athletics announced the plans for the new indoor facility. This state-of-the-art facility features a full sized infield, multiple hitting lanes and a team weight room, believed to be the first-ever exclusive weight room for a softball team in the nation.
“One of Mr. Moore’s favorite quotes was, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail,”” Torina said. “As the largest indoor in the SEC, this facility will allow us to maximize our efficiency in developing our student-athletes.”
The Mike Moore Performance Center will also be home to the new Softball weight room.
“The advantages of having our own full-sized weight room and cardio equipment centralized at Tiger Park are endless.”
With a space of 14,500 square feet, there will be a space specifically dedicated to a 1,279 square foot softball weight room to go along with 770 square feet on the second floor specifically for cardio equipment. For more information on the Mike Moore Softball Performance Center, click here.
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