For over 30 years, Franklin Street Gym hosted home events that included volleyball, basketball, swimming and many other functions.

Over 50 years after the building opened its doors, it went under a renovation which allows the men's basketball team to have a 24-hour accessible practice gym that has two full courts, six baskets and plenty of room for individual work.

Renovations included a practice locker room, a refurbished floor, a filming tower and a film session area.

Head Coach Shaka Smart on Franklin Street:

  "It's a great facility for our program. We have the ability to practice as a team, do individual workouts or even do some conditioning. It is the perfect size so we all still have that team feel, but with two courts and six baskets, we have plenty of options for practice, player development, drills and scouting. This is a high-quality facility that is a major asset for us."

Former VCU standout Joey Rodriguez on FSG:

“It's really a great for our squad. The recent upgrades have made it a really nice practice gym for us and allows us to work on our game constantly. It's something special to be able to have a practice gym and a game gym, it's definitely something that we enjoy having at our exposure."

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