A symbol for

the future of Charger Athletics

The vision that is shared between President Kaplan, Sheahon Zenger and I about the possibilities of what Charger Athletics can do for this University inspired Karen and me to give back to my alma mater in a way that united my personal commitment to physical growth and well-being and provide an opportunity for all Charger athletes to become the best versions of themselves possible.

Dave Peterson '88

The Peterson Performance Center will provide our student-athletes with state of the art equipment and space to gain the greatest competitive edge possible and compete for championships at the highest level. This facility will forever be a symbol of the bond between the generations of Charger athletes setting a standard of excellence and expectations of things to come.

Sheahon Zenger

Director of Athletics

Project Details

A Game-Changer for Every Student-Athlete

Facility Size: Approximately 30,000 square feet

  • 7,000 square foot sport performance center

    • 20 Olympic style weightlifting racks

    • 60-yard turf agility and conditioning area

  • 1,500 square foot sport medicine center

  • 2,500 square foot football team locker room

  • Additional team meeting area, film rooms, and student-athlete centered spaces


Leave Your Legacy, Support the Future

Hydrotherapy Tub (2)


Weight Rack (20)


Football Locker (130)


  • All Charger Athletics Fund members at the ‘All-American’ level or above will be recognized on the ‘Charger for Life’ Wall of Champions on North Campus
  • ‘Nunc Coepi’ level members will additionally be recognized in the Peterson Performance Center
  • Individuals that have committed to locker naming opportunities in recent years will be recognized for their gift