It will feature the first 50-meter swimming pool in the state and an open-air atrium allowing for outdoor light throughout the facility.
Colby officials say the center will serve as a resource for the entire campus, as well as athletes from Waterville, the state and New England.
He said that from the very beginning of the planning process for the athletic center, officials thought about how to create a facility that would help the community overall.
The center will be available for use by the community, region and state and will be among the best Division III facilities in the country, according to officials.
Colby President David Greene said Wednesday night that preparatory work will start on the center this summer and fall with the idea that construction will follow.
You learn to keep yourself entertained with nothing more than dirt and sticks.
My mother always encouraged my creativity and imagination.
After it was officially closed in the 1970s, Hotel Viking purchased and restored the non-ecumenical chapel.