The Foley Athletic Center officially opened its doors at West Point to rave reviews from players, coaches, administrators and dignitaries in 2009.
A 1967 graduate of the Academy, Foley and his wife pledged $15 million towards the "Margin of Excellence" facility upgrade. It was the largest single donation in service academy history.
The Foley Athletic Center is a massive, 77,000 square-foot structure across the street from the Holleder Center and provides Army athletics teams with a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility and allows them to practice in a climate-controlled environment. The facility houses a full 100-yard football playing field, along with full 10-yard end zones on each ends. A five-yard buffer encircles the Field Turf playing surface that covers 130 yards in length.
The Foley Athletic Center has paid dividends for several of Army's teams. Football, lacrosse, men's soccer, women's soccer, baseball and softball have all utilized the gigantic facility to its fullest potential.
The "Margin of Excellence" project has produced world-class facilities that include the Kimsey Athletic Center, Hoffman Press Box and Randall Hall. Phase III of the venture will consist of constructing the remaining practice fields around Howze Complex.