UVA aims to expand squash facility, host world championships.

The University of Virginia Foundation is planning to expand the squash facility at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in anticipation of the World Masters Squash Championships next year.

Plans for a 20,000-square-foot addition to the McArthur Squash Center were part of a multi-year major capital plan approved at a joint meeting earlier this month of the UVa Board of Visitors Buildings and Grounds Committee and Finance Committee.

“It’s really in order have these big tournaments — like international squash tournaments — in Charlottesville,” Colette Sheehy, the university’s senior vice president for operations, said in an interview following the meeting.

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