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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History


Student-athletes develop their strength and speed in the Sports Performance Center, a donor-funded facility that opened in 2008. In addition to conditioning stations, it includes a practice area for the wrestling team. The building honors the memory of the late Patrick Wayne Valley, an OSU football letterman and 1964 Rose Bowl team member.

General Information


2737 SW Ralph Miller Lane



Year Built



$3.64 million privately-funded renovation including a Gatorade Fueling Station, a new A/V system, and an expanded indoor turf field, completed in 2020

Square Footage

20,000 sq ft


Intercollegiate athletics training; wrestling team practice space

Previous Name(s)



Patrick Wayne Valley - OSU football letterman and 1964 Rose Bowl team member

Historic District





Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003. Series XX:  Campus, Farm, and Property Maps, 1899-1990. Campus and Farm Maps: 3-A

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994


Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

Note: due to the age of this building, there is limited information about it within SCARC. 

Oregon Digital: A search for the P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center yields several results, many of them photos and university periodicals.