Site preparations begin this week for the construction of the Thomas A. Fanning Student-Athlete Performance Center slated to replace the Edge/Rice building. 

The sidewalk along Techwood Drive between North Avenue and Bobby Dodd Way will be unavailable for an extended time beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7, and continuing through early March 2026.  

This two-year timespan is due to construction work beginning on the Thomas A. Fanning Student-Athlete Performance Center, to be built on the footprint of the Edge/Rice Center in the northeast corner of Bobby Dodd Stadium.  

In addition to the sidewalk, the southbound traffic lane of Techwood Drive will also be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, Feb. 12. Techwood Drive northbound traffic will remain open. 

Additionally, the sidewalk along Bobby Dodd Way adjacent to the stadium will be closed from Feb. 12 through Sept. 1. 

Detour routes and associated signage will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrian and vehicular movement through the area. 

Read more about the planned Fanning Student-Athlete Performance Center.  

Additional Images

SAPC Construction Techwood Sidewalk and Street Closure
SAPC Construction Detour Map
SAPC Construction Bobby Dodd Way Sidewalk Closure