Charleston Southern will break ground for a new athletic center on Saturday, with the 12:30 p.m. ceremony held as part of CSU's annual homecoming celebration.

The facility will be located between Buccaneer Stadium and Buccaneer Field House and feature football and track locker rooms and an athletic training center.

"The athletic center represents significant progress for CSU's athletic program, specifically the university's commitment to student-athlete welfare and success," said CSU vide president for student affairs Dr. Rick Brewer. "We are excited about the construction of this anchor facility for two additional future facilities. Once completed, this three-building complex will provide in excess of 24,000 square feet of space for locker rooms, meeting areas, coaches offices, and a state of the art weight training facility."